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Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America / Edition 1
     

Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America / Edition 1

by Diana Kendall
 

ISBN-10: 0742541681

ISBN-13: 9780742541689

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Focusing on newspaper articles and television entertainment programs Kendall (sociology, Baylor U.) explores how myths and negative stereotypes about the working class and the poor construct a reality that seemingly justifies the superior position of the upper-middle and upper classes, and establishes them as entitled to the privileged position in the stratification

Overview

Focusing on newspaper articles and television entertainment programs Kendall (sociology, Baylor U.) explores how myths and negative stereotypes about the working class and the poor construct a reality that seemingly justifies the superior position of the upper-middle and upper classes, and establishes them as entitled to the privileged position in the stratification system. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742541689
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

1 Class Action in the Media 1

2 Twenty-Four-Karat Gold Frames: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 21

3 Gilded Cages: Media Stories of How the Mighty Have Fallen 53

4 Fragile Frames: The Poor and the Homeless 81

5 Tarnished Metal Frames: The Working Class and the Working Poor 121

6 Splintered Wooden Frames: The Middle Class 163

7 Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Conspicuous Consumption 209

Notes 231

Bibliography 265

Index 289

About the Author 301

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