Home Style: House Members in Their Districts (Longman Classics Edition) / Edition 1

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Overview

Reissued as part of the “Longman Classics in Political Science” series, Fenno's landmark study of eighteen members of Congress in their districts features a new Foreword by John Hibbing.

Home Style, which won the 1979 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award and the 1980 D.B. Hardeman prize, has been re-issued in a "Longman Classics" Edition and features a new Foreword by renowned scholar John Hibbing of The University of Nebraska.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321121837
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Longman Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 301,658
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Conclusion.”

Foreword

1. Preparations of the Constituency.

The Geographical Constituency: The District.

The Reelection Constituency: The Supporters.

The Primary Constituency: The Strongest Supporters.

The Personal Constituency: The Intimates.

2. Home Style: Allocation of Resources.

Home Style.

The Allocation of Resources: Time and Staff.

3. Home Style: Presentation of Self I.

The Presentation of Self.

4. Home Style: Presentation of Self II.

The Presentation of Self.

Presentation of Self: Summary Speculations.

5. Home Style: Explanation of Washington Activity.

Explanation and Member Goals.

Explaining Power.

Explaining Policy.

Explanation and Presentation.

Explanatory Consistency.

Explanation as Legitimation.

Explanation as Education.

6. Constituency Careers and Stylistic Change.

The Stages of a Constituency Career.

Expansionism and Protectionism.

Stylistic Constraints.

Stylistic Change: Individual.

Stylistic Change: Aggregate.

7. Home and Washington: Linkage and Representation.

Linkage: Constituency Career and Washington Career

Linkage: Home Style and Washington Style.

Representation: Summary Speculation.

Appendix. Notes on Method: Participant Observation.

Method and Project.

The “Sample.”

Access.

Rapport.

The Observer and the Observed.

Data.

Evolution.

Index.

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