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Talking about Politics Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life

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ISBN-10: 0226872203

ISBN-13: 9780226872209

Edition: 2003 (Reprint)

Authors: Katherine Cramer Walsh

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Katharine Cramer Walsh shows how political conversation, friendship, and identity evolve together, creating stronger communities and social ties. But she also reveals how such informal discussion can have negative effects, reinforcing boundaries and encouraging exclusivity.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.90" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
List of Appendixes
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Public's Part of Public Discussion
The Role of Identity-Based Perspectives in Making Sense of Politics
The Social Practice of Informal Political Talk
Clarifying Social Identity through Group Interaction
Talking Politics in a Context of Understanding
Public Discussion of the Daily News
The Data Are Not Given: Perspectives, Political Trust, and the 2000 Elections
Social Interaction, Political Divides
Appendixes
Notes
Bibliography
Index