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The Resource The velvet glove : paternalism and conflict in gender, class, and race relations, Mary R. Jackman

The velvet glove : paternalism and conflict in gender, class, and race relations, Mary R. Jackman

Label
The velvet glove : paternalism and conflict in gender, class, and race relations
Title
The velvet glove
Title remainder
paternalism and conflict in gender, class, and race relations
Statement of responsibility
Mary R. Jackman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This landmark study analyzes and compares the ideologies that develop among unequal social groups. Mary Jackman employs a unique national survey to investigate the three major relationships of inequality in the United States: gender, class, and race. Where other scholars have emphasized hostility and conflict as the emblem of inter-group oppression, Jackman proposes a theory in which both dominant and subordinate groups maneuver to avoid open conflict. Hostility, she points out, only generates resistance. Contending groups therefore gravitate toward less-offensive ways of promoting their interests within the confines of their mutual relationship. Ideology becomes the velvet glove, as dominant groups use "sweet persuasion" and thus delimit the moral parameters for political discourse with subordinates. Dominant groups, Jackman argues, are drawn especially to the ideological mold of paternalism, where the coercion of subordinates is grounded in love, rather than hate. Dominant-group members pronounce authoritatively on the needs and welfare of all and then profess to "provide" for those needs. Love, affection, and praise are offered to subordinates on strict condition that the subordinates comply with the terms of the unequal relationship. Whether in the home or in the arena of race and class relations, paternalism wraps control and authority in an ideological cocoon in which discriminatory actions are defined as benevolent and affection is contingent on compliance. Jackman contends that paternalism has a coercive potency that is unrivaled. However, gender, class, and race relations are structured in ways that are differentially conducive to the practice of coercive love. In the unfolding political exchange between unequal groups, participants on both sides respond to the constraints and opportunities in their daily lives as they seek to preserve their interests. Jackman examines the varying forms of subordinate dissent that emerge under different structural conditions and the alternative methods of persuasion to which dominant groups reluctantly turn when they are confronted with subordinates who have broken away from the grip of paternalism. This powerful, original exploration of race, class, and gender relations is sure to generate controversy and further research. Sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, and anyone interested in group ideology will find here a provocative challenge to conventional views
Additional physical form
A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackman, Mary R
Dewey number
305
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM146
  • HM146
LC item number
  • .J33 1994
  • .J33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
Series statement
A centennial book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Social conflict
  • Paternalism
  • Intergroup relations
  • Ideology
Label
The velvet glove : paternalism and conflict in gender, class, and race relations, Mary R. Jackman
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Centennial Book" --P. preceding t.p
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-408) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Expropriative Basis of Social Inequality. The Pursuit of Resources. Long-term Relations of Social Inequality. The Ideological Pressures of Long-term Inequalities. The Sweetest Persuasion: Paternalism. Paternalism versus Benevolence. Mastering the Illusion of Benevolence. The Wages of Love. Outline of the Book -- Pt. I. The Wind and the Sun. 1. The Search for Conflict. Class and Class Conflict. Racial Prejudice as Irrational Antagonism. Political Tolerance as Hostility Defused. Gender Relations as Hostility Revealed. 2. Ideology and Social Control. The Limits of Force. Implicit Power and Ideology. Coercive Love and Reasoned Persuasion -- Pt. II. Three Cases of Inequality. 3. Expressions of Inequality: Class, Race, Gender. The Three Cases: Definitional Parameters. A Comparative Case-Study Analysis. 4. The Structure of Intergroup Contact. Role Segregation and Spatial Segregation. Data: Intergroup Contact in the Three Cases -- Pt. III. Dialogues of Dominance and Subordination
  • 5. Intergroup Feelings and the Definition of Group Interests. The Issues. Data: Intergroup Feelings. Data: The Definition of Group Interests. 6. The Articulation of Policy Goals. The Issues. Data: Abstract Policy Principles. Data: Specific Policy Goals. 7. The Ideological Molds of Paternalism and Conflict. The Issues. Data. 8. The Cognitive Embroidery of Intergroup Relations. The Issues. Data: Trait Attribution to Groups. Data: Popular Explanations of Group Differences -- Pt. IV. Threads of Paternalism and Conflict. 9. Ideology and Coercion. The Politics of Intergroup Ideology. Strategy of Inquiry. The Pattern of Evidence. Love and Enmity
Control code
000010373139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 425 p.
File format
unknown
Isbn
9780520081130
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93006064
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)28665470
Label
The velvet glove : paternalism and conflict in gender, class, and race relations, Mary R. Jackman
Link
Publication
Note
"A Centennial Book" --P. preceding t.p
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-408) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Expropriative Basis of Social Inequality. The Pursuit of Resources. Long-term Relations of Social Inequality. The Ideological Pressures of Long-term Inequalities. The Sweetest Persuasion: Paternalism. Paternalism versus Benevolence. Mastering the Illusion of Benevolence. The Wages of Love. Outline of the Book -- Pt. I. The Wind and the Sun. 1. The Search for Conflict. Class and Class Conflict. Racial Prejudice as Irrational Antagonism. Political Tolerance as Hostility Defused. Gender Relations as Hostility Revealed. 2. Ideology and Social Control. The Limits of Force. Implicit Power and Ideology. Coercive Love and Reasoned Persuasion -- Pt. II. Three Cases of Inequality. 3. Expressions of Inequality: Class, Race, Gender. The Three Cases: Definitional Parameters. A Comparative Case-Study Analysis. 4. The Structure of Intergroup Contact. Role Segregation and Spatial Segregation. Data: Intergroup Contact in the Three Cases -- Pt. III. Dialogues of Dominance and Subordination
  • 5. Intergroup Feelings and the Definition of Group Interests. The Issues. Data: Intergroup Feelings. Data: The Definition of Group Interests. 6. The Articulation of Policy Goals. The Issues. Data: Abstract Policy Principles. Data: Specific Policy Goals. 7. The Ideological Molds of Paternalism and Conflict. The Issues. Data. 8. The Cognitive Embroidery of Intergroup Relations. The Issues. Data: Trait Attribution to Groups. Data: Popular Explanations of Group Differences -- Pt. IV. Threads of Paternalism and Conflict. 9. Ideology and Coercion. The Politics of Intergroup Ideology. Strategy of Inquiry. The Pattern of Evidence. Love and Enmity
Control code
000010373139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 425 p.
File format
unknown
Isbn
9780520081130
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93006064
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)28665470

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