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image: Class Notes headlineChristopher J. Clausen, AM'65, Faded Mosaic: The Emergence of Post-Cultural America (Ivan R. Dee). Clausen argues that despite the current emphasis on cultural diversity, the contemporary United States is not multicultural, but the world's first post-cultural society. This, he writes, has led to a heightened sense of individualism, stemming from the family values of the political right and the multiculturalism of the left.

Lynn R. Davidman, AM'78, Motherloss (University of California Press). In this collection of sixty interviews with adults of various backgrounds, Davidman argues that the experience of losing one's mother to death is shaped by our social conceptions of women's roles in the family and in society. She also draws upon her experience as the only female in an Orthodox Jewish family after her mother died when Davidman was 13.

Rita Gorawara-Bhat, PhD'93, The Social and Spatial Ecology of Work: The Case of a Survey Research Organization (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers). This ethnography of a survey research organization highlights the ways in which workers, in the course of negotiating their routine work lives, use aspects of their spatial work setting to solidify the social ecology of work.

Gerald Handel, AB'47, AM'51, PhD'62, Making a Life in Yorkville (Greenwood Press). Based on an unedited life narrative of an urban, working class, middle-aged man, this work uses established concepts and formulates some new ones in the study of life course.

Harold D. Kooden, AB'59, AM'64, PhD'67, and Charles Flowers, Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife (William Morrow and Co.). The authors explore aging and its impact on key areas of gay male life: body image and sexuality, physical and spiritual health, work and play, HIV and AIDS, and friendships and relationships.

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