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Citizenship, Creativity, and the Democratic Imagination

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of citizenship in the United States. It proposes that we fabricate a democratic imagination from our experiences in civic life, along with those in other domains ... More


Talking about Politics in Groups: What to Look for in Citizenship Discourse

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a framework for understanding the democratic imagination. It concentrates on the following question: What kinds of benchmarks should we look for in evaluating political talk? ... More


Novel Politics: Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Isobel Armstrong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198793724
eISBN:
9780191835537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793724.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

Founded on a deep disagreement with current criticism of the novel, this book challenges a longstanding consensus that the nineteenth-century novel indelibly registers bourgeois ideology and ... More


How Do Civic Organizations Mobilize?

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

To begin the search for the democratic imagination, we need to think strategically. Where should we look for citizens who, though they appear to be similar, think and behave differently from one ... More


Mistrust, Information, and Legitimation: Justifying Citizenship Decisions

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on narratives. The strategic resources people mobilized in the focus groups fall into three general categories: (1) those based on personal experiences or the experiences of ... More


Political Microcultures: The Structure of Political Talk

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter pulls together the theoretical and empirical threads developed so far and uses them to propose that we think about group settings as political microcultures. These are localized social ... More


Morality, Ideology, and Interest

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers another dimension of the democratic imagination: the logical standards citizens use to evaluate situations. It argues that the most important elements defining how a group ... More


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