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Us against them : ethnocentric foundations of American opinion

Author: Donald R Kinder; Cindy D Kam
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
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Arguing that humans are broadly predisposed to ethnocentrism Kinder and Kam explore its impact on our attitudes toward an array of issues, including the war on terror, humanitarian assistance, immigration, and more.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kinder, Donald R.
Us against them.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009026115
(OCoLC)317922810
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Kinder; Cindy D Kam
ISBN: 9780226435725 0226435725
OCLC Number: 615635162
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 354 p.) : ill.
Contents: The nature of ethnocentrism --
Four theories in search of ethnocentrism --
Ethnocentrism reconceived --
American ethnocentrism today --
Empirical cases --
Enemies abroad --
America first --
Strangers in the land --
Straight versus gay --
Women's place --
Us versus them in the American welfare state --
Ethnocentrism in black and white.
Series Title: Chicago studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Donald R. Kinder & Cindy D. Kam.

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Ethnocentrism - our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups - pervades societies around the world. This book explains how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion.  Read more...

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"Learned, historically grounded, and theoretically ambitious. Seldom have I read social science this well written and broadly conceived. The way that Kinder and Kam weave together decades of Read more...

 
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