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Author Gamson, William A.
Title Talking politics / William A. Gamson.
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HN90.P8 G36 1992    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HN90.P8 G36 1992    AVAILABLE  
Author Gamson, William A.
Subject Public opinion -- United States.
Working class -- United States -- Attitudes.
Political participation -- United States.
Social movements -- United States.
Description xiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-266) and index.
ISBN 0521436796 (pbk.)
OCLC # 25200464
Table of Contents
 List of figures and tables 
 Preface 
 1Political consciousness1
   Central themes4
   Collective action frames6
   The four issues8
   What follows10
 2Conversations and media discourse13
   Working people13
   Context of the conversations17
   Participant assessments22
   Media discourse24
Pt. ICollective action frames29
 3Injustice31
   Injustice in media discourse34
   Injustice in conversations36
   Troubled industry38
   Affirmative action43
   Nuclear power51
   Arab-Israeli conflict54
   Conclusion57
 4Agency59
   Troubled industry64
   Affirmative action69
   Nuclear power74
   Arab-Israeli conflict79
   Conclusion81
 5Identity84
   Individualism85
   Troubled industry87
   Affirmative action94
   Nuclear power104
   Arab-Israeli conflict106
   Conclusion107
 6Talk and action110
   Injustice as the key111
   Conclusion114
Pt. IIHow people negotiate meaning115
 7Media, popular wisdom, and experience117
   Conversational resources117
   Comparing resources125
   Resource strategies128
   Conclusion134
 8Cultural resonances135
   Themes and counterthemes135
   Popular wisdom and cultural resonances142
   Troubled industry143
   Affirmative action149
   Nuclear power151
   Arab-Israeli conflict157
   Conclusion161
 9Proximity and engagement163
   Issue proximity165
   Issue engagement167
   Engagement, proximity, and resource strategy171
   Conclusion173
 10Developing political consciousness175
   Resource strategy and collective action frames176
   Media effects on public opinion178
   Unanswered questions181
   Strategic implications182
 Appendix A: Methodological issues189
 Appendix B: Cartoon set for peer group discussions202
 Appendix C: Working frames and codes215
 Notes258
 References263
 Index267


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