What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America

What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America

What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America

What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America

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Overview

Why are political conversations uncomfortable for so many people? The current literature focuses on the structure of people's discussion networks and the frequency with which they talk about politics, but not the dynamics of the conversations themselves. In What Goes Without Saying, Taylor N. Carlson and Jaime E. Settle investigate how Americans navigate these discussions in their daily lives, with particular attention to the decision-making process around when and how to broach politics. The authors use a multi-methods approach to unpack what they call the 4D Framework of political conversation: identifying the ways that people detect others' views, decide whether to talk, discuss their opinions honestly—or not, and determine whether they will repeat the experience in the future. In developing a framework for studying and explaining political discussion as a social process, What Goes Without Saying will set the agenda for research in political science, psychology, communication, and sociology for decades to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108927444
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/09/2022
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 966,156
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Taylor N. Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Talking Politics: Political Discussion Networks and the New American Electorate (2020). She has received numerous awards for her research.

Jaime E. Settle is an Associate Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary. Her first book, Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, won the Best Book Award from the Experimental Politics section of APSA.

Table of Contents

1. Opening the black box of political discussion; 2. The 4d framework of political discussion; 3. Data collection; 4. Detection: Mapping the political landscape (stage 1); 5. Decision: To talk or not to talk? (stage 2); 6. Discussion: The psychophysiological experience of political discussion (stage 3); 7. [further] discussion: Expression in political discussion (stage 3); 8. Determination: When discussion divides us (stage 4); 9. Individual dispositions and the 4d framework; 10. The costs of conversation; Index.
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