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The Resource Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs : including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick, Claudia Strauss

Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs : including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick, Claudia Strauss

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Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs : including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick
Title
Making sense of public opinion
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American discourses about immigration and social programs : including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick
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Claudia Strauss
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Language
eng
Summary
"Americans express contradictory views on immigration and social welfare programs. Claudia Strauss proposes that these views are formed not from standard ideologies or broad values, but from conventional ways of speaking about topics. The wording of a survey question or political message may cue one specific discourse, while a slightly different wording can trigger opposing opinions held by the same speaker. By identifying and describing common vernacular discourses, this book illustrates how discourses construct our opinions on immigration and social welfare. This study draws on interviews with people from various backgrounds to demonstrate how we acquire conventional discourses from our opinion communities. Immigration and Social Programs explains what conventional discourses are, how to study them, and why they are fundamental elements of public opinion and political culture"--provided by publisher
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StDuBDS
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1953-
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Strauss, Claudia
Dewey number
362.899120973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pick, Hannah
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  • Immigrants
  • Public welfare
  • Public opinion
  • United States
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Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs : including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick, Claudia Strauss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-402) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Overview. 1. Conventional discourses, public opinion, and political culture. -- 2. Analysis of conventional discourses: background and methods. -- 3. Conventional discourses and personal lives. -- Part II. Immgration. 4. Public opinion about immigration. -- 5. 'Too many immigrants' and discourses about economic costs and benefits. -- 6. Discourses about legality, illegality, and national security. -- 7. Discourses about immigration and American culture. -- 8. Discourses about immigration causes and contexts. -- Part III. Social Welfare Programs. 9. Public opinion about social welfare programs. -- 10. Discourses about limitations of government programs. -- 11. Discourses about personal responsibility and benefits for the deserving. -- 12. Discourses about caring for self, family, community, and nation. -- 13. Discourses about social causes of economic insecurity. -- Part IV. Conclusion. 14. Questions and implications. -- Appendix A. North Carolina interviewees. -- Appendix B. Methods of data collection. -- Appendix C. Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence by Hannah Pick
Control code
FIEb1718776x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781107019928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016072680
  • (OCoLC)827952975
Label
Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs : including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick, Claudia Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-402) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Overview. 1. Conventional discourses, public opinion, and political culture. -- 2. Analysis of conventional discourses: background and methods. -- 3. Conventional discourses and personal lives. -- Part II. Immgration. 4. Public opinion about immigration. -- 5. 'Too many immigrants' and discourses about economic costs and benefits. -- 6. Discourses about legality, illegality, and national security. -- 7. Discourses about immigration and American culture. -- 8. Discourses about immigration causes and contexts. -- Part III. Social Welfare Programs. 9. Public opinion about social welfare programs. -- 10. Discourses about limitations of government programs. -- 11. Discourses about personal responsibility and benefits for the deserving. -- 12. Discourses about caring for self, family, community, and nation. -- 13. Discourses about social causes of economic insecurity. -- Part IV. Conclusion. 14. Questions and implications. -- Appendix A. North Carolina interviewees. -- Appendix B. Methods of data collection. -- Appendix C. Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence by Hannah Pick
Control code
FIEb1718776x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781107019928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016072680
  • (OCoLC)827952975

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