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.

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

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

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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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