The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama

The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama

by Anthony DiMaggio

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The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama by Anthony DiMaggio

What to make of the Tea Party? To some, it is a grassroots movementaiming to reclaim an out-of-touch government for the people.To others, it is a proto-fascist organization of the misinformed andmanipulated lower middle class. Either way, it is surely one of themost significant forms of reaction in the age of Obama.

In this definitive socio-political analysis of the Tea Party, AnthonyDiMaggio examines the Tea Party phenomenon, using a vast arrayof primary and secondary sources as well as first-hand observation.He traces the history of the Tea Party and analyzes its organizationalstructure, membership, ideological coherence, and relationship tothe mass media. And, perhaps most importantly, he asks: is it reallya movement or just a form of “manufactured dissent” engineeredby capital? DiMaggio’s conclusions are thoroughly documented,surprising, and bring much needed clarity to a highly controversialsubject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583673065
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Anthony DiMaggio teaches American Government and International Relations at Illinois State University in the department of politics and government. He publishes regularly in Z Magazine and Counterpunch, and is the author of Mass Media, Mass Propaganda: Examining American News in the “War on Terror”;.

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