Crashing the Tea Party: Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics

Crashing the Tea Party: Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics

by Paul Street, Anthony R. Dimaggio
     
 
The Tea Party has been the most high profile and controversial social movement in the US of recent times. But real analysis of the Tea Party remains slim - is it a genuine social movement or a topdown interest group created by the Republican Party and corporate funding? Crashing the Tea Party is based on first-hand observation of local Tea Party chapters, and

Overview

The Tea Party has been the most high profile and controversial social movement in the US of recent times. But real analysis of the Tea Party remains slim - is it a genuine social movement or a topdown interest group created by the Republican Party and corporate funding? Crashing the Tea Party is based on first-hand observation of local Tea Party chapters, and undertakes a critical journalistic and scholarly examination from the national and local level. Paul Street and Anthony DiMaggio provide a carefully documented account which challenges conventional wisdoms. Crashing the Tea Party fills the gap in public understanding about this particular social movement, and how social movements in general relate today to the ideologies of left and right and the mass media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594519451
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Street is an independent journalist, policy adviser, and historian. Formerly he was Vice President for Research and Planning at the Chicago Urban League. Among his recent books are Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Paradigm, 2008), Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: A Living Black Chicago History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), and Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in Post-Civil Rights America (Routledge, 2005). His many articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune; In These Times; Dissent; Z Magazine; Black Commentator; Monthly Review, Journal of American Ethnic History; Journal of Social History, and other publications.

Anthony DiMaggio is the author of the newly released When Media Goes to War (Monthly Review 2010) and Mass Media, Mass Propaganda (Lexington Books 2008). He teaches U.S. and Global Politics at Illinois State University.

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