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The Resource Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph, (electronic resource)

Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph, (electronic resource)

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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. Despite the importance for democracy of open-ended political conversation among ordinary citizens, 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 over two years, listening to them talk - and avoid talking - about the wider world, together and in encounters with government, media, and corporate authorities. She shows how citizens create and express ideas in everyday life, contrasting their privately expressed convictions with their lack of public political engagement. Her book challenges received ideas about culture, power and democracy, while exposing the hard work of producing apathy.--
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Eliasoph, Nina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge cultural social studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Political participation
  • Political alienation
  • Political culture
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511583391
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
CR9780511583391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511583391
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008995
Label
Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life, Nina Eliasoph, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511583391
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
CR9780511583391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511583391
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008995

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