A critical perspective of patriotism

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dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Stephen D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Stieber, Paul R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:58Z
dc.date.created 1992 en_US
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1992 .S75 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184368
dc.description.abstract As an attempt to investigate attitudes and beliefs held presently by American youths, the following exploratory study of patriotism presents a variant of the original Berkeley group's analysis presented in their classic book The Authoritarian Personality (1950). By reconstructing the Berkeley group's theoretical model, their concept of "pseudopatriotism" was examined as an agent of false consciousness. Within the framework of critical theory, it was discovered that this type of patriotism relates positively to individuals' lack of perception of their alienated state in society. As hypothesized in the original study by the Berkeley group, authoritarianism was found to have a significant positive relationship to patriotism. In contrast, the concept of feminism was discovered to relate negatively to patriotism, indirectly, through its direct relationship with the variable of alienation. The findings of this investigation were obtained by surveying undergraduate students (N=405) at Ball State University.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Sociology
dc.format.extent v, 46 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patriotism. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Authoritarianism (Personality trait) en_US
dc.title A critical perspective of patriotism en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/834128 en_US


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