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Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life

Author: Nina Eliasoph
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010, cop. 1998.
Series: Cambridge cultural social studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique and vivid study of American civic life which shows how citizens talk politics in private, while avoiding politics in public. Nina Eliasoph challenges received ideas about culture, power, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Eliasoph
ISBN: 0521582938 9780521582933 052158759X 9780521587594
OCLC Number: 780807365
Description: x, 329 str. ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge cultural social studies
Responsibility: Nina Eliasoph.

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"'Listening to the silence,' as Americans struggle to avoid civic engagement, Nina Eliasoph has discovered a terriby important truth: political apathy is not 'natural:' it has to be produced. By Read more...

 
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