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Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs, Claudia Strauss

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Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs
Title
Making sense of public opinion
Title remainder
American discourses about immigration and social programs
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Strauss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans express contradictory views on immigration and social welfare programs. Claudia Strauss proposes that these views are formed not from standard ideologies or broad values, but from conventional ways of speaking about topics. The wording of a survey question or political message may cue one specific discourse, while a slightly different wording can trigger opposing opinions held by the same speaker. By identifying and describing common vernacular discourses, this book illustrates how discourses construct our opinions on immigration and social welfare. This study draws on interviews with people from various backgrounds to demonstrate how we acquire conventional discourses from our opinion communities. Immigration and Social Programs explains what conventional discourses are, how to study them, and why they are fundamental elements of public opinion and political culture"--
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DLC
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1953-
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Strauss, Claudia
Dewey number
362.89/9120973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6456
LC item number
.S77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Immigrants
  • Public welfare
  • Public opinion
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs, Claudia Strauss
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Publication
Note
"Including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick."--T.P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
760904838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781107019928
Lccn
2011045123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)760904838
Label
Making sense of public opinion : American discourses about immigration and social programs, Claudia Strauss
Publication
Note
"Including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick."--T.P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
760904838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781107019928
Lccn
2011045123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)760904838

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