Commonplaces : community ideology and identity in American by David Mark Hummon

By David Mark Hummon

This publication translates renowned American trust and sentiment approximately towns, suburbs, and small cities by way of group ideologies. in response to in-depth interviews with citizens of yank groups, it exhibits how humans build a feeling of identification in accordance with their groups, and the way they understand and clarify neighborhood difficulties (e.g., why towns have extra crime than their suburban and rural opposite numbers) by way of this identity.
Hummon unearths the altering position of position imagery in modern society and gives an interpretation of yankee tradition via treating commonplaces of group trust in an unusual way--as points of competing group ideologies. He argues that via adopting such ideologies, everyone is in a position to "make experience" of truth and their position within the daily international.

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The wages and salaries of municipal employees and those of the city related authorities comprised about 10 percent of the total income from wages and salaries of all city residents. And in terms of governmental expenses, more than 60 percent of the city's budget went to pay the wages and salaries of municipal personnel.  Never one to be publicly conciliatory for long, Quill returned to a position he had long advocated; that all transit facilities, including subways, buses, tunnels and bridges, be free.

In addition, the hours were long and irregular and many operating personnel were required to work a split­shift in order to work an eight­hour day.  In 1940, the city purchased the IRT and the BMT for $317 million and unified the subway system.  Dewey, which created the New York City Transit Authority.  Because the TA, as a matter of law, was created as an independent agency, it had the legal responsibility to conclude any agreements with unions representative of its employees.  Patterson, died in October, 1962, O'Grady returned to the TA as chairman.

48 By the following day, however, Lindsay began to soften his position that the negotiation of a new transit agreement rested solely with outgoing Mayor Wagner. 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.

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