Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy / Edition 1

Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy / Edition 1

by Martin Gilens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226293645

ISBN-13: 9780226293646

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Drawing on studies of public attitudes and analyses of more than 40 years of television and newsmagazine stories on poverty, Gilens demonstrates how public opposition to welfare is fed by a potent combination of racial stereotypes and misinformation about the true nature of America's poor. 26 line drawings. 32 tables.

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Drawing on studies of public attitudes and analyses of more than 40 years of television and newsmagazine stories on poverty, Gilens demonstrates how public opposition to welfare is fed by a potent combination of racial stereotypes and misinformation about the true nature of America's poor. 26 line drawings. 32 tables.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226293646
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The American Welfare State: Public Opinion and Public Policy
2. Individualism, Self-Interest, and Opposition to Welfare
3. Racial Attitudes, the Undeserving Poor, and Opposition to Welfare
4. Assessing Alternative Explanations: Statistical Models of Welfare Attitudes
5. The News Media and the Racialization of Poverty
6. Media Distortions: Causes and Consequences
7. Racial Stereotypes and Public Responses to Poverty
8. Beyond the Attitude Survey: Public Opinion and Antipoverty Policy
9. The Politics of the American Welfare State
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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