Sociologist Nathan Glazer’s remarkably long and productive career as a New York intellectual spans seven decades from the Great Depression era to the late twentieth century. A voracious intellect with a perpetual sense of curiosity, he defies easy labeling.… More
In this collection of articles and essays on modernism and the American city, Glazer finds that modernism has fallen short of its ambitious goal to enhance the conditions under which ordinary people live.
Glazer explores the changes in American society, arguing that the “melting pot” and assimilation have been discarded in favor of multiculturalism. He highlights what this change means for national unity, civil society, and especially for the education of… More
Part of the Distinguished Graduate Research Lecture Series, Glazer examines the social and political implications of immigration to the United States during the 1980s.
Written in 1988, The Limits of Social Policy looks back at the social policies of the 1960s and 1970s, and how they went wrong in the 1980s with social scientists, politicians, and Americans. Glazer argues that some important social policy problems were… More
Edited by Nathan Glazer and Mark Lilla, The Public Face of Architecture brings together a collection of works highlighting architecture’s role in shaping public life.
Ethnic Dilemma’s encompasses a collection of Glazer’s essays from 1964 to 1982. These essays chronicle Glazer’s reaction to the Civil Rights Movement’s goals, policies, and federal government effort to bring about equality,… More
By comparing six American history textbooks, Glazer and Ueda find an attempt by the authors to foster understanding and respect toward all ethnic groups. Yet, they believe U.S. ethnic history is too simplified, and should not represented as a story of an… More
Glazer, along with his fellow authors, define and describe prejudice, while analyzing discrimination in America and the efforts to end it.
Along with Daniel Moynihan, Glazer both writes the Introduction and edited this work on modern ethnic identity. The essays cover studies in ethnic groups in nations around the world.
In Glazer’s work Affirmative Discrimination, he argues against Affirmative Action. He evaluates the government’s use of public policy in regards to housing, employment, and education and its focus on group rights over individual rights.
In Remembering the Answers, Glazer recounts the educational and political events at Berkeley during the 1960s. He specifically focuses on the student riots in 1964 and 1968, the New Left, and civil disobedience.
In 1970, Glazer revised and reprinted his work Beyond the Melting Pot. The book compares the five largest ethnic groups of New York City, and uses them to study politics, economics, and culture. He argues that these groups each play a distinctive role… More
Nathan Glazer contributes a forward in Rose Feitelson and George Salomon’s 1967 work.
Beyond the Melting Pot is one of Glazer’s most well-known works. The book studies the role of the five largest ethnic groups of New York City in politics, economics, and culture. He argues that these groups each play a distinctive role within city life.
In The Social Basis of American Communism, Glazer describes the groups targeted by the Communist Party for recruiting efforts and those making up the majority of its membership. He also deals with the Party’s influence and how it developed throughout… More
Part of the Publications of the Commission on Race and Housing, Glazer, working alongside Davis McEntire published the volume comparing housing and minority groups in cities throughout the United States.
Originally printed in 1957 and revised in 1988, Glazer’s American Judaism combines historical research with a sociological approach. Starting in the colonial period, Glazer studies Jewish life in America. The publisher writes: “Glazer’s new… More
A follow up volume to the sociological studies of The Lonely Crowd, Faces in the Crowd further delves into questions of the individual and character. The work explores the place of politics in the life of the American.
The Lonely Crowd was first published in 1950 as a sociological analysis. The authors trace the development of the new middle class as the character of contemporary society shifts from “inner-directed” to “other-directed.”