The Resource Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph

Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph

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Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life
Title
Avoiding politics
Title remainder
how Americans produce apathy in everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Nina Eliasoph
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nina Eliasoph's vivid portrait of American civic life reveals an intriguing culture of political avoidance. Open-ended political conversation among ordinary citizens is said to be the fount of democracy, but many Americans try hard to avoid appearing to care about politics. To discover how, where, and why Americans create this culture of avoidance, the author accompanied suburban volunteers, activists, and recreation club members for two and a half years, listening to them talk - and avoid talking - about the wider world, both within their groups and in their encounters with government, the media, and corporate authorities. This is a unique book which challenges received ideas about culture, power, and democracy, while exposing the hard work of producing apathy. Its clear exposition of the qualitative methods used also makes it exceptionally useful for students of political and cultural sociology, communications, and politics
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eliasoph, Nina
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.E45 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political participation
  • Political alienation
  • Political culture
  • Public opinion
  • Participation politique
  • Aliénation politique
  • Culture politique
  • Opinion publique
  • Political alienation
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • Public opinion
  • Politieke participatie
  • Publieke opinie
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Apathie
  • Culture politique
  • Dépolitisation
  • Opinion publique
  • Participation politique
  • Staatsverdrossenheit
  • Staatsverdrossenheit
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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. Humor, 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 -- App. 1. Class in the public sphere -- App. 2. Method
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 330 pages
Isbn
9780521582933
Lccn
97027918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37373548
  • (OCoLC)ocm37373548
Label
Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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. Humor, 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 -- App. 1. Class in the public sphere -- App. 2. Method
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 330 pages
Isbn
9780521582933
Lccn
97027918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37373548
  • (OCoLC)ocm37373548

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