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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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.
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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: 1.144
Language: English

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".

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
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