News Media and Individual Political Development
Publication Year: 2005
Published by: State University of New York Press
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Portions of this book come from the transcripts of interviews the author conducted with fifteen “comtemporary Americans.” In the interest of authenticity, the interview passages...
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First and foremost, this book owes its existence to the fifteen people who agreed to talk with me for hours on end about their lives and about politics and news media. They were unfailingly accommodating and forthcoming when there was little pressing reason for them to be, other than their kindness...
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When Whitney, a 26-year-old Euro-American college graduate living in a small Midwestern town, told me that “crime among our adolescents” was one of the biggest problems facing...
2. Contemporary American Political Culture and News Media
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Often left out of the exploration of how individual politics develop are the structural outlines of American political culture and news media that form the backdrop—or, more to the...
3. Portraits of Individual Political Development
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The people I interviewed for this study were part of the same generation and shared the experience of at least some college education, but this was a diverse group. This was apparent in terms of: age (ranging from 22 to 33 years old as...
4. The Ecology of Individual Political Development and News Media: Relationships, Institutions, and Culture
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This chapter details the relationships, institutions, and phenomena involved in individual political development, and how they share contexts and interact with news media engagement. In this discussion of the complex interrelationships—the ecology—of individual political...
5. The Contours of Political Ideology and Orientation
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Do particular political ideologies and orientations predominate among college-educated Americans who have come of age over the last thirty-plus years? My study of these fifteen people, however...
6. Conclusion: Recontextualizing Politics and News Media
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There is a blizzard of data presented in this book. As a qualitative study of individuals, based on in-depth interviews, this volume of data is to some extent an end in itself. One reason I wanted...
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Page Count: 292
Publication Year: 2005
Series Title: SUNY series in Communication Studies