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The Resource Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston, Boston University, (electronic resource)

Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston, Boston University, (electronic resource)

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Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications
Title
Class attitudes in America
Title remainder
sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications
Statement of responsibility
Spencer Piston, Boston University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains a long-standing puzzle in American politics: why so many Americans support downwardly redistributive social welfare programs, when such support seems to fly in the face of standard conceptions of the American public as anti-government, individualistic, and racially prejudiced. Bringing class attitudes into the analysis, Spencer Piston demonstrates through rigorous empirical analysis that sympathy for the poor and resentment of the rich explain American support for downwardly redistributive programs - not only those that benefit the middle class, but also those that explicitly target the poor. The book captures an important and neglected component of citizen attitudes toward a host of major public policies and candidate evaluations. It also explains why government does so little to combat economic inequality; in key instances, political elites downplay class considerations, deactivating sympathy for the poor and resentment of the rich.--
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1979-
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Piston, Spencer
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Income distribution
  • Welfare state
  • Social classes
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Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston, Boston University, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: reigning myths about class attitudes -- In their own words -- A theory of attitudes toward class groups and their political consequences -- Attitudes toward the poor and the rich in the United States -- Why so many Americans support downward redistribution -- The role of political knowledge -- Consequences for vote choice -- Why don't politicians listen? -- Conclusion: the path behind and the path forward
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CR9781108676038
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 234 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
9781108447126
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)1032573645
Label
Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston, Boston University, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108676038
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
Introduction: reigning myths about class attitudes -- In their own words -- A theory of attitudes toward class groups and their political consequences -- Attitudes toward the poor and the rich in the United States -- Why so many Americans support downward redistribution -- The role of political knowledge -- Consequences for vote choice -- Why don't politicians listen? -- Conclusion: the path behind and the path forward
Control code
CR9781108676038
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 234 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
9781108447126
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)1032573645

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