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Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America / Edition 2
     

Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America / Edition 2

by Diana Kendall
 

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ISBN-10: 1442202246

ISBN-13: 9781442202245

Pub. Date: 04/16/2011

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:
9781442202245
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
623,971
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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