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" Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religions, their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers. "
Culture and Democracy in the United States - Page xvii
by Horace Meyer Kallen - 1924 - 339 pages
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Readings in Social Problems

Albert Benedict Wolfe - Social problems - 1916 - 804 pages
...inalienable in the life of mankind is its intrinsic positive quality — its psychophysical inheritance. Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...their religions, their philosophies, to a greater or less extent : they cannot change their grandfathers. Jews or Poles or Anglo-Saxons, in order to cease...
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Nationality & Government: With Other Wartime Essays

Alfred Zimmern - Citizenship - 1918 - 364 pages
...brief span of human life as a link between immemorial generations, spreading backwards and forwards. " Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religions, their philosophies," says a Jewish-American writer, " they cannot change their grandfathers. Jews or Poles, or Anglo-Saxons,...
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Theories of Americanization: A Critical Study, with Special ..., Issue 109

Isaac Baer Berkson - Americanization - 1920 - 226 pages
...change his grandfather"; and more fully, "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their philosophies to a greater or lesser extent; they cannot change their grandfathers." Since 'race' is such an ineradicable and all determining element, it is the central fact of any man's...
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Assimilation in American Life: The Role of Race, Religion and National Origins

Milton M. Gordon - Social Science - 2010 - 288 pages
...being inalienable and unalterable."19 Or, as he had put it even more succinctly in his early essay: "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers."20 Not only is the individual related to his ethnic group involuntarily and indissolubly,...
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Theory, Technology, and Public Policy on Bilingual Education

InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA. - Education, Bilingual - 1983 - 425 pages
...affiliation. In Kallen's terms: Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religion, their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent: They cannot change their grandfathers. (Kallen, 1964) 2. Cultural pluralism is in conformity with the constitutional ideals of democracy,...
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Beyond Ethnicity : Consent and Descent in American Culture: Consent and ...

Werner Sollors Professor of American Literature and Afro-American Studies Harvard University - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 320 pages
...antithesis in Kallen's famous formulation in the essay "Democracy versus the Melting Pot" (1916): "Men can change their clothes, their politics, their wives,...lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers" (122). "Grandfathers" are imagined as "blood"; "wives" are viewed as "law." Kallen elaborated this...
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My Tears Spoiled My Aim, and Other Reflections on Southern Culture

John Shelton Reed - Social Science - 1993 - 148 pages
...be expected to happen very often. As Horace Kallen put it, in a famous essay on the "melting pot": "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...lesser extent; they cannot change their grandfathers." But if I am right about how Southern identification works these days, to become Southerners outsiders...
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The Cambridge Companion to William James

Ruth Anna Putnam - Philosophy - 1997 - 406 pages
...from his belief that "what is inalienable in the life of mankind is its ... psycho-social inheritance. Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers" (Kallen 1924, 122). This commitment to the permanence of ancestral endowments immune to cultural and...
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Struggles in the Promised Land: Towards a History of Black-Jewish Relations ...

Jack Salzman, Cornel West - History - 1997 - 448 pages
...its prognosis, and essentialist in its definitions ("Men may change their clothes, their politics, ...their philosophies to a greater or lesser extent; they cannot change their grandfathers," Kallen argued in a famous passage in Culture and Democracy in the United States [New York, 1924] p....
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Macedonia and Greece: The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation

John Shea - History - 1997 - 423 pages
...in 1915 argued against the "melting pot" method of establishing a nation of immigrants.76 He wrote, "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religions, their philosophies: they cannot change their grandfathers, Jews or Poles or Anglo-Saxons. Jews or Poles or Anglo-Saxons,...
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