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Talking Politics

Author: William A. Gamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521436793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Those who analyze public opinion have long contended that the average citizen is incapable of recounting consistently even the most rudimentary facts about current politics; that the little the average person does know is taken strictly from what the media report, with no critical reflection; and that the consequence is a polity that is ill prepared for democratic governance. And yet social movements, comprised by and large of average citizens, have been a prominent feature of the American political scene throughout American history and have experienced a resurgence. William Gamson asks, how is it that so many people become active in movements if they are so uninterested and badly informed about issues? The conclusion he reaches in this book is a striking refutation of the common wisdom about the public's inability to reason about politics.

Talking Politics

A Psychological Framing of Views from Youth in Britain

Author: Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521380448

Category: Psychology

Page: 213

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Originally published in 1991, this study examines the views of politics presented by young people in contemporary Britain. Bhavnani argues that previous studies of youth and youth culture were limited by too great a reliance on simple survey techniques, and by lack of attention to conceptions of politics amongst young people, and to politics as a series of lived relationships rather than a set of external objects. Instead, she uses ethnographic approaches and open-response interviewing within the broad theoretical framework of social representations. The political is taken to refer to the ways in which people regulate, and attempt to regulate with a view to challenging, unequal social relationships. Within this the specific issues examined are employment, unemployment, youth training schemes, democracy and voting, racism, and marriage. Bhavnani's analysis, organised by themes such as disposable income and social and personal control, tackles questions of power in the research process; and a notion of discursive configurations as distinct from social representations.

Talking Politics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

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Talking about Politics

Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life

Author: Katherine Cramer Walsh

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226872216

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Whether at parties, around the dinner table, or at the office, people talk about politics all the time. Yet while such conversations are a common part of everyday life, political scientists know very little about how they actually work. In Talking about Politics, Katherine Cramer Walsh provides an innovative, intimate study of how ordinary people use informal group discussions to make sense of politics. Walsh examines how people rely on social identities—their ideas of who "we" are—to come to terms with current events. In Talking about Politics, she shows how political conversation, friendship, and identity evolve together, creating stronger communities and stronger social ties. Political scientists, sociologists, and anyone interested in how politics really works need to read this book.

Talking Politics?

What You Need to Know before Opening Your Mouth

Author: Sheila Suess Kennedy

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626161453

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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Honest, objective, and informed political debates are all too rare in today’s polarized and partisan climate. Public policy is increasingly driven by ideology while political spin, distortions, and even demonizing opponents by disseminating outright lies are routine practice from Washington to the local city council. Super-heated and hyper-partisan rhetoric, increasingly homogeneous political and ideological communities, and the public’s spotty knowledge about our political system all undermine informed and considered responses to policy debates. This book identifies common areas of confusion or misunderstanding about our political system—clarifying many distortions of accepted history, constitutional law, economics, and science—to help readers distinguish documented facts from the different conclusions and interpretations that may be drawn from those facts. Sheila Suess Kennedy aims to create a more informed electorate and to better ground debates in fact, from Capitol Hill to the family dinner table. Talking Politics? What You Need to Know before Opening Your Mouth provides a solid starting point from which Americans can build more persuasive arguments for their preferred policies, whatever they may be, and will interest students of political science, civics, and history, from high school to undergraduates, and the general public interested in politics and informed discussion.

Talking Politics in Broadcast Media

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Political Interviewing, Journalism and Accountability

Author: Mats Ekström,Marianna Patrona

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027206333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This book is a collection of studies on political interaction in a variety of broadcast, namely news and current affairs programs, political interviews, audience participation programs and radio phone-ins. Following a growing scholarly interest in political discourses, dialogic forms of news production and media talk in general, a number of internationally acclaimed scholars investigate the discursive and interactional practices that give rise to the arena of public politics in contemporary society. Chapters span an array of cultural contexts, as diverse as Sweden, Greece, Belgium (Flanders), the U.K., Spain, Israel, the U.S.A., Australia and China. Authors combine an interest in discourse analysis and conversation analysis with different disciplinary orientations, such as linguistics, media and cultural studies, sociology, political science, and social psychology. The book uncovers current trends in media and political discourse, and will be of interest to both students and scholars of media discourse and politics.

Muslims Talking Politics

Framing Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria

Author: Brandon Kendhammer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022636917X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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For generations Islamic and Western intellectuals and policymakers have debated Islam’s compatibility with democratic government, usually with few solid conclusions. But where—Brandon Kendhammer asks in this book—have the voices of ordinary, working-class Muslims been in this conversation? Doesn’t the fate of democracy rest in their hands? Visiting with community members in northern Nigeria, he tells the complex story of the stunning return of democracy to a country that has also embraced Shariah law and endured the radical religious terrorism of Boko Haram. Kendhammer argues that despite Nigeria’s struggles with jihadist insurgency, its recent history is really one of tenuous and fragile reconciliation between mass democratic aspirations and concerted popular efforts to preserve Islamic values in government and law. Combining an innovative analysis of Nigeria’s Islamic and political history with visits to the living rooms of working families, he sketches how this reconciliation has been constructed in the conversations, debates, and everyday experiences of Nigerian Muslims. In doing so, he uncovers valuable new lessons—ones rooted in the real politics of ordinary life—for how democracy might work alongside the legal recognition of Islamic values, a question that extends far beyond Nigeria and into the Muslim world at large.

Talking Politics

A Wordbook

Author: A. W. Sparkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134840608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 332

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Talking Politics is a philosophical examination of some of the basic concepts of political discourse. Its primary focus is on the ordinary; on what is said by politicians, in newspapers and by people in pubs, rather than on the works of political theorists. This is a work of, but not on political theory. Talking Politics is: * Invaluable as a source of reference for students, and contains a detailed index * Arranged thematically, around topics such as `Nation'. Each entry has copious cross-references and suggestions for further reading A. W. Sparkes is uniquely qualified to write such a book, combining some thirty years' teaching as a philosopher with wide experience of, and a life-long fascination with, politics. His attitude is that of a critical, but uncynical, observer.

Talking Politics

The Substance of Style from Abe to "W"

Author: Michael Silverstein

Publisher: Prickly Paradigm

ISBN: 9780971757554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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If politics as practiced is talk, then how does a political figure—especially an American President—talk politics? If someone can be all style and no substance, is there any actual political substance to style? Talking Politics looks at the alpha and omega of presidential image, its highs—Lincoln at Gettysburg—and lows—"W" at any microphone—demystifying the spun mists of political "message" on which an institution like the American presidency has always depended.

Talking Politics

Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019908842X

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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One of the most distinguished political philosophers of our time, British-Indian academic and peer Lord Bhikhu Parekh's work continues to deeply influence our understanding of identity, politics, and multiculturalism. Based on a series of interviews of Bhikhu Parekh by Iranian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo, Talking Politics is a journey into the life and work of the acclaimed political thinker. From cultural diversity and global ethics to universal moral rights and duties, liberalism, multiculturalism, Marxism, Islam and Europe, and Gandhi in the twenty-first century—Parekh addresses issues which India and nations across the world are grappling with in a changed and changing global order. Moving from the public to the personal domain, this engaging conversation affords rare glimpses of Parekh's world: from early-life struggle and sacrifice to the joys of success, and finally his entry into the House of Lords.

Talking Politics in Japan Today

Author: Ofer Feldman

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9781845191092

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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This book focuses on the rhetoric used by members of the political elite and the news media in Japan as the core of political dynamics in this country. Based on the notion that political society is formed by language, and that in a broad sense the essence of politics is talk, this book examines the multifarious aspects of political discourse in Japan. The author investigates how political rhetoric varies according to the circumstances and intended visibility of events, the structure and focus of political news, the language and methods of information sources to disseminate information, and the tone of language used by Diet members and officials to shape the country's political culture.

Talking politics (and being understood)

management techniques for local government politicians

Author: Carla Schulte,James Tumusiime

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789970021130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Talking Politics

Choosing the President in the Television Age

Author: Liz Cunningham

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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Personal interviews by the author with ten of America's most influential broadcasters and political commentators offer insight into the extraordinarily influential relationship that exists between the nation's most powerful journalists and political figures, as well as the way the media shapes the p

Time for Change

Wie ich meiner Tochter die Wirtschaft erkläre

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446445250

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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In "Time for Change" entfaltet Yanis Varoufakis die Grundlagen seines Denkens – indem er seiner Tochter in allgemeinverständlicher Sprache die Welt der Wirtschaft erklärt. Behutsam, Schritt für Schritt und doch voller Leidenschaft bringt er ihr und uns seine kritische Perspektive auf die europäische Finanzpolitik nahe.

Westminster and Beyond

Based on the B.B.C. Radio Series ‘Talking Politics’

Author: Anthony King,A. Sloman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134901771X

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

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Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town

Author: Rogers Brubaker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691128344

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 6762

Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania is now part of Romania, but was once a Hungarian town, and still retains many ethnic Hungarians. This book examines nationalist politics - in Cluj, Transylvania, and the wider region - and also the more fluid terrain on which ethnicity and nationhood are experienced and understood in everyday life.

British Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654941

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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This introduction tells you everything you need to know about British Government and Politics. It examines the institutions and practices and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries.

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