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In-your-face politics : the consequences of uncivil media

Author: Diana Carole Mutz
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton Univ. Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, Diana Mutz provides the first comprehensive look at the consequences of in-your-face politics. Her book contradicts the conventional wisdom by documenting both the benefits and the drawbacks of in-your-face media.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Carole Mutz
ISBN: 9780691165110 0691165114
OCLC Number: 910522839
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2015
Description: XVII, 263 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: List of Illustrations ix List of Tables xiii Acknowledgments xv Chapter 1 What Is "In-Your-Face" Politics? 1 Part I What Difference Does It Make? The Effects of In-Your-Face Political Television 17 Chapter 2 The Consequences of In-Your-Face Politics for Arousal and Memory 19 Chapter 3 Effects on Public Perceptions of the Legitimacy of the Opposition 46 Chapter 4 The Costs of In-Your-Face Politics for Political Trust 73 Part II When Does In-Your-Face Politics Matter? 93 Chapter 5 Real-World Contexts 95 Chapter 6 Who Watches This Stuff Anyway? The Audience for In-Your-Face Politics 116 Part III Historical Implications for Political Television 151 Chapter 7 Does the Medium Matter? 153 Chapter 8 How Politics on Television Has Changed 178 Chapter 9 Making Politics Palatable: Political Television in an Era of Choice 193 Appendix A Summary of Experimental Designs 223 Appendix B Summary of Experimental Dependent Variables 225 Appendix C National Survey Questions for Orientation toward Conflict Communication Scales 230 Appendix D Coding Form for Political Television Programs 231 Appendix E Coding Instructions for Televised Conflicts 233 Notes 239 References 247 Index 257
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Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, Diana Mutz provides the first comprehensive look at the consequences of in-your-face politics. Her book contradicts the conventional wisdom by documenting both the benefits and the drawbacks of in-your-face media.

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