Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

by Amy J. Binder, Kate Wood
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Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America's colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims—until now. In Becoming Right, Amy Binder and Kate Wood carefully explore who conservative students are, and how their beliefs and political activism relate to their university experiences.

Rich in interviews and insight, Becoming Right illustrates that the diverse conservative movement evolving among today’s college students holds important implications for the direction of American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691163666
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2014
Series: Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology Series
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 1,198,933
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

Chapter 2: Who Are Conservative Students? 29

Chapter 3: Sponsored Conservatism: The Landscape of National Conservative Organizations 76

Chapter 4: How Conservatives Think about Campus: The Effects of College Reputations, Social Scenes, and Academics on Student Experience 113

Chapter 5: Provoking Liberals and Campaigning for Republicans: Two Conservative Styles at the Western Public Universities 161

Chapter 6: Civilized Discourse, Highbrow Provocation, and a Fuller Embrace of Campaigning: Three Conservative Styles at Eastern Elite University 213

Chapter 7: Conservative Femininity 270

Chapter 8: The Theory behind the Findings: How Studying College Conservatives Extends Our Understanding of Higher Education, Politics, and Culture 309

Notes 327

References 363

Index 381

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