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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, 2010. ©2010
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ethnocentrism - our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups - pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them, their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion." "Arguing that humans are broadly predisposed to ethnocentrism,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Kinder; Cindy D Kam
ISBN: 9780226435701 9780226435718 0226435709 0226435717
OCLC Number: 944047342
Description: ix, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them, their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion." "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, the sanctity of marriage, and the reform of social programs. The authors ground their study in previous theories from a wide range of disciplines, establishing a new framework for understanding what ethnocentrism is and how it becomes politically consequential. They also marshal a vast trove of survey evidence to identify the conditions under which ethnocentrism shapes public opinion. While ethnocentrism is widespread in the United States, the authors demonstrate that its political relevance depends on circumstance. Exploring the implications of these findings for political knowledge, cosmopolitanism, and societies outside the United States, Kinder and Kam add a new dimension to our understanding of how democracy functions."--Jacket.

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