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“Not in My Front Yard”: Investigating Attitudes about Signs

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we explore the variety of ways that people react to yard signs. First, we examine how citizens perceive signs and the act of displaying a sign in general, testing common beliefs ... More


Introduction: Seeing Signs from Different Perspectives

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this introductory chapter, we highlight the distinctiveness of the campaign yard sign as a form of political participation that is public, communicative, and confrontational. In contrast with the ... More


Patterns Real and Imagined: Analyzing Sign Displays in Neighborhood Space

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we confront the stereotype of the “yard sign war” in which the politically engaged respond to their neighbors’ displays by displaying signs of their own. Another possibility, one ... More


Means, Motive, and Opportunity: How People Come to Display Signs

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we focus on several aspects of the process by which people come to display signs. First, we present survey respondents with a hypothetical scenario regarding the decision to display ... More


A New Perspective on Political Participation and Communication

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this concluding chapter, we discuss some of the major takeaways of the book. We find that signs are an act of both communication and participation, and that the conventional wisdom that signs are ... More


Navigating Social Space: Signs, Perceptions, and Neighborhood Social Interactions

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we investigate how the prevalence of signs influences social spaces. We begin by exploring how signs impact perceptions of a neighborhood’s activism and partisan balance and, more ... More


Who Puts Their Politics on Display?

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we explore a variety of factors that influence an individual’s decision to display a campaign yard sign. First, we consider the displaying of signs from the perspective of ... More


Lower Stakes: Sign Displays for Down Ballot Candidates

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we revisit some of the themes from earlier chapters, but we turn our focus to signs for nonpresidential races, including House and Senate races, races for statewide offices, races ... More


Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Political yard signs are one of the most conspicuous features of American political campaigns, yet they have received little attention as a form of political communication or participation. In a ... More


The Research Design: Neighborhoods in the Spotlight

Todd Makse, Scott Minkoff, and Anand Sokhey

in Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190926311
eISBN:
9780190926359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926311.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, we describe our overall research design and key methodological considerations. First, we discuss how classic community studies and subsequent works on social and contextual influence ... More


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