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By David Mark Hummon

This ebook translates well known American trust and sentiment approximately towns, suburbs, and small cities when it comes to group ideologies. according to in-depth interviews with citizens of yank groups, it indicates how humans build a feeling of id in keeping with their groups, and the way they understand and clarify group difficulties (e.g., why towns have extra crime than their suburban and rural opposite numbers) when it comes to this identity.
Hummon unearths the altering function of position imagery in modern society and gives an interpretation of yank tradition by means of treating commonplaces of group trust in an unusual way--as aspects of competing group ideologies. He argues that via adopting such ideologies, everyone is capable of "make feel" of truth and their position within the daily global.

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As a result of their conflicting political allegiances, considerable friction existed between the Republican Gilhooley and Democratic members O'Grady and Scannell.  The formal procedure dictated that wage adjustments be proposed by the Bureau of the Budget, discussed with employee unions, and then approved by the Board of Estimate. "27 Wagner asked the city's newly created Department of Labor to formulate a uniform city policy on labor matters and to devise a long­term program of labor relations for city employees designed to implement that policy.

Although he still maintained that the power to designate a mediation team lay with Wagner, Lindsay conceded that he was ready to consider the position advocated by Kheel, that a new board be named jointly by himself and the outgoing mayor. "49 Whatever the cause, Lindsay said he would confer with Mayor Wagner as soon as possible regarding the composition of a neutral panel to resolve the labor dispute.  By the 1966 subway strike, the Authority had operated in the red for eleven of the thirteen years of its existence.

56 Beame was a perfectly acceptable candidate for an old­style political campaign, but he was certainly no match for Lindsay in a media­oriented, new­ style confrontation. " Regardless of their real accomplishments, however, they "will probably be made to appear even greater than they are by carefully contrived suggestions of action and motion in other areas. " 61 In terms of the way this proud city could be achieved, Lindsay was certainly not attracted to the consensus building approach of old­style outgoing Mayor Wagner.

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