Roderick P Hart's Revised Edition of Seducing America is a revealing examination of how television's format of presenting politics has changed the way viewers act, vote and feel about politics in the United States. With a rigorous blend of rhetorical and statistical research, Hart asserts that while television makes viewers feel knowledgeable, important, informed and close to the political representatives, it disguises increasing apathy and inaction as voter turnouts decrease and a general dissatisfaction with the political system is expressed.
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About the Author
Roderick P. Hart is the Liddell Professor of Communication and Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books and has contributed dozens of articles to other books and academic journals. He is a Research Fellow of the International Communication Association and received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association in 1993. He has recently released a new book entitled, Campaign Talk: Why Elections Are Good for Us.
Table of Contents
Political FeelingsFeeling Intimate The Rise of Personality PoliticsFeeling Informed The Effects of Personality PoliticsFeeling Clever The Cold Comforts of PostmodernismFeeling Busy The Frenzy of Establishment PoliticsFeeling Important The Temptations of Alternative PoliticsResidual Feelings