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Avoiding Politics: How Americans Produce Apathy in Everyday Life (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

Civic groups are said to be the fount of democracy, but these vivid portraits of American life reveal an intriguing culture of political avoidance. Nina Eliasoph accompanied volunteers, activists and recreation club members, listening to them talk--and not talk--politics, in a range of private and public settings. Unlike interview-based studies of political participation and civic culture, Avoiding Politics shows how citizens create and communicate political ideas in everyday life, and the hard work it takes to produce apathy in a democracy.

Synopsis:

Vivid study of American civic life, contrasting private politics and public apathy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The mysterious shrinking circle of concern; 2. Volunteers trying to make sense of the world; 3. 'Close to home' and 'for the children': trying really hard not to care; 4. Humour, nostalgia and commercial culture in the postmodern public sphere; 5. Creating ignorance and memorizing facts: how Buffaloes understood politics; 6. Strenuous disengagement and cynical chic solidarity; 7. Activists carving out a place in the public sphere for discussion; 8. Newspapers in the cycle of political evaporation; 9. The evaporation of politics in the US public sphere; Appendices; Notes; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521587594
Editor:
Seidman, Steven
Editor:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Editor:
Seidman, Steven
Editor:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Author:
Eliasoph, Nina
Author:
Seidman, Steven
Author:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
Public opinion -- United States.
Subject:
Political participation -- United States.
Subject:
Political alienation.
Subject:
Political culture -- United States.
Subject:
Political alienation -- United States.
Subject:
United States Politics and government 20th century Public opinion.
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies
Series Volume:
v. 1409
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.96x6.36x.85 in. 1.24 lbs.

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