Cambridge Cultural Social Studies

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    Nina Eliasoph's vivid portrait of American civic life reveals an intriguing culture of political avoidance. Despite the importance for democracy of open-ended political conversation among ordinary citizens, many Americans try hard to avoid appearing to care about politics. To discover how, where and why Americans create this culture of avoidance, the author accompanied suburban volunteers, activists, and recreation club members for over two years, listening to them talk - and avoid talking - about the wider world, together and in encounters with government, media, and corporate authorities. She shows how citizens create and express ideas in everyday life, contrasting their privately expressed convictions with their lack of public political engagement. Her book challenges received ideas about culture, power and democracy, while exposing the hard work of producing apathy.

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    Number of Pages: 344
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780521587594
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    Listed in: Cultural studies, Sociology & anthropology, Politics & government
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

    Books by Nina Eliasoph

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