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dc.contributor.authorWyatt-Nichol, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-12T19:46:21Z
dc.date.available2016-12-12T19:46:21Z
dc.description.abstractThe American Dream functions as a myth within our political discourse by providing hope to citizens and reinforcing beliefs in the protestant work ethic and meritocracy. This article examines the myth through categories of mobility, marginalization, and hope. Elite theory and institutional isomorphism are used to explore business privilege within Public Administration. The ability to reframe the American Dream is considered through an examination of select speeches at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Despite evidence of declining mobility and structural inequality, citizens cling to the myth. One explanation is that marginalization perpetuates the American Dream by crowding out issues of social class through various methods of institutional isomorphism. Another explanation is that the dream endures because it can be re-conceptualized.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://pracademics.com/index.php/ijotb/73-ijotb-years/ijotb-2011/volume-14-number-2-summer-2011/391-the-enduring-myth-of-the-american-dream-mobility-marginalization-and-hopeen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2WR6K
dc.identifier.citationWyatt-Nichol, H. (2011). The enduring myth of the American Dream: Mobility, marginalization, and hope. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.14(2):258-279.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1093-4537
dc.identifier.issn1532-4273
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/3685
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Organization Theory and Behavioren_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Baltimore
dc.subjectAmerican Dream, Social Class, Mobility, DNC Speeches, Institutional Isomorphismen_US
dc.titleThe Enduring Myth of the American Dream: Mobility, Marginalization, and Hope.en_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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