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The Resource Constructing public opinion : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis

Constructing public opinion : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis

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Constructing public opinion : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it
Title
Constructing public opinion
Title remainder
how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it
Statement of responsibility
Justin Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is polling a process that brings "science" into the study of society? Or are polls crude instruments that tell us little about the way people actually think? Regardless of which view one subscribes to, there is little doubt that the role of public opinion polls in government and mass media has gained increasing importance with each new election or poll taken." "In Constructing Public Opinion, Justin Lewis presents a new look at an old tradition -- the first study of opinion polls using an interdisciplinary approach that combines cultural studies, sociology, political science, and mass communication. Rather than dismissing polls, he considers them to be a significant form of representation in contemporary culture; he explores how the media report on polls, and, in turn, how the media influence the way people respond to polls. Lewis argues that the media tend to exclude the more progressive side of popular opinion from public debate, and while the media's influence is limited, it works strategically to maintain the power of procorporate political elites. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Justin
Dewey number
303.3/8
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1236
LC item number
.L48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Political psychology
  • Political psychology
Label
Constructing public opinion : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why numbers matter and why we should be suspicious of them -- Who's in and who's out: public opinion polls as a cultural form -- Suppressing dissent: the media representation of public opinion -- Getting the right response? media influence on public opinion -- What are opinions and where do they come from? -- The ideology of assumptions -- Flickering the embers of consent: public opinion and the military industrial complex -- Selling unrepresentative democracy -- Conclusion: hegemony and its discontents
Control code
45087141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780231117678
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00063924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Constructing public opinion : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why numbers matter and why we should be suspicious of them -- Who's in and who's out: public opinion polls as a cultural form -- Suppressing dissent: the media representation of public opinion -- Getting the right response? media influence on public opinion -- What are opinions and where do they come from? -- The ideology of assumptions -- Flickering the embers of consent: public opinion and the military industrial complex -- Selling unrepresentative democracy -- Conclusion: hegemony and its discontents
Control code
45087141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780231117678
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00063924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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