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Communicative Institutions: Public Opinion, Mass Media, Polls, Associations

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Civil society should be understood not merely in terms of contrasting symbolic categories but as structures of feeling, the diffusely sensed obligations and rights that represent, and are at the same ... More


Educating Global Citizens in the Cold War

Christopher P. Loss

in Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter depicts the challenges posed to higher education during the Cold War. Despite suffering a torrent of anticommunist attacks—and more than a few casualties—higher education also played a ... More


Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Nathaniel Persily, Jack Citrin, and Patrick J. Egan (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

American politics is most notably characterized by the heated debates on constitutional interpretation at the core of its ever-raging culture wars, and the coverage of these lingering disputes is ... More


Perceptions of Disruption: Media Representations and Medical Staffs’ Perceptions of Undocumented Immigrants’ Impact on Healthcare Services in Post–SB 1070 Arizona

Jonathan Maupin

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Anti-immigrant discourses persistently construct images of undocumented immigrants as a disruptive force in almost every aspect of American society. Yet, the extent to which these discourses reflect ... More


Faith Transformed: Religion and American Politics from FDR to George W. Bush

Lyman Kellstedt, John Green, Corwin Smidt, and James Guth

in Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195317145
eISBN:
9780199851386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317145.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a magisterial summary of voting behavior and religious allegiance since the Great Depression. Its authors have pioneered in specifying connections between political and ... More


Public Ambivalence about Government

Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain

in Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199965540
eISBN:
9780199360833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 3 further develops the theme discussed in Chapter 2 that the United States has experienced alternating periods of pro- and antigovernment sentiment. The ambivalence between favorable and ... More


The Gender of Public Opinion: Naomi Mitchison, Celia Fremlin, and the Women of Mass-Observation

Megan Faragher

in Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898975
eISBN:
9780191925450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898975.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As contributors to Mass-Observation, Naomi Mitchison and Celia Fremlin emphasize the important, and often undervalued, role of qualitative analysis in the assessment of public opinion throughout ... More


Introduction: From the Era of the Crowd to the Psychographic Turn

Megan Faragher

in Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898975
eISBN:
9780191925450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898975.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After staging the stakes of the mid-century turn towards psychography in W.H. Auden’s “The Unknown Citizen,” the Introduction provides a pre-history of “psychography,” a term coined in the Victorian ... More


The Fair Society

Amitai Etzioni (ed.)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter introduces the concept of a fair society and argues for a greater emphasis on the value of “fairness” in American political dialogue as a means to achieve unity. Drawing on the results ... More


The 2012 Overture

Morton Keller

in Obama's Time: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199383375
eISBN:
9780190252434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199383375.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the impact of Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012 on American politics. It begins with an overview of America’s political culture, with emphasis on the role of the Democratic ... More


Introduction

David W. Gutzke

in Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Diverse forces shaped women’s drinking habits: wars; Progressivism; changes in demography, the economy and work; enduring sexism not just among pub and beerhouse patrons but throughout the industry; ... More


Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn

Megan Faragher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898975
eISBN:
9780191925450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Whereas modernist writers lauded the consecrated realm of subjective interiority, mid-century writers were engrossed by the materialization of the collective mind. An obsession with group thinking ... More


Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century

David W. Gutzke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719052644
eISBN:
9781781707050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052644.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first book about women’s advance into the man’s world of pub, club and beerhouse that examines drinking habits covering a century and more. Currently, historians view enduring changes in ... More


Using Data to Support Networks’ Theory of Change

Michelle Shumate and Katherine R. Cooper

in Networks for Social Impact

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190091996
eISBN:
9780190092030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091996.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Strategy

Funders, communities, and network leaders all recognize the value of data. This chapter argues that effective data-use practices should be used to support the theory of change that networks employ. ... More


Public Opinion of Winners and Losers

Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell A. Orenstein

in Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197549230
eISBN:
9780197549278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549230.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 10 analyzes public opinion data to identify individuals who were more and less likely to support transitional reforms. In the mid-1990s, significant numbers of disaffected Russians indicated ... More


Disappointment with Transition

Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell A. Orenstein

in Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197549230
eISBN:
9780197549278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549230.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 introduces and analyzes public opinion data with a specific focus on the Life in Transition survey conducted in 2006. It points out that citizens of the selected postsocialist countries who ... More


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