Why Americans Hate Welfare Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy

ISBN-10: 0226293653
ISBN-13: 9780226293653
Edition: 2000 (Reprint)
Authors: Martin Gilens
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Description: Drawing on surveys of public attitudes and analyses of more than 40 years of television and news-magazine stories on poverty, this book demonstrates how public opposition to welfare is fed by a potent combination of racial stereotypes and  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166

Drawing on surveys of public attitudes and analyses of more than 40 years of television and news-magazine stories on poverty, this book demonstrates how public opposition to welfare is fed by a potent combination of racial stereotypes and misinformation about the true nature of America's poor.

Martin Gilens is professor of politics at Princeton University. He is the author of "Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy".

Preface
Introduction
The American Welfare State: Public Opinion and Public Policy
Individualism, Self-Interest, and Opposition to Welfare
Racial Attitudes, the Undeserving Poor, and Opposition to Welfare
Assessing Alternative Explanations: Statistical Models of Welfare Attitudes
The News Media and the Racialization of Poverty
Media Distortions: Causes and Consequences
Racial Stereotypes and Public Responses to Poverty
Beyond the Attitude Survey: Public Opinion and Antipoverty Policy
The Politics of the American Welfare State
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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