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Author Strauss, Claudia, 1953-
Title Making sense of public opinion [electronic resource] : American discourses about immigration and social programs / Claudia Strauss.
Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
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"Including 'Mexican American discourses and the theory of divergence' by Hannah Pick.."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-402) and indexes.
Contents Part I. Overview: 1. Conventional discourses, public opinion, and political culture; 2. Analysis of conventional discourses: backgrounds and methods; 3. Conventional discourses and personal lives -- Part II. Immgration: 4. Public opinion about immigration; 5. 'Too many immigrants' and discourses about economic costs and benefits; 6. Discourses about legality, illegality, and national security; 7. Discourses about immigration and American culture; 8. Discourses about immigration causes and contexts -- Part III. Social Welfare Programs: 9. Public opinion about social welfare programs; 10. Discourses about limitations of government programs; 11. Discourses about personal responsibility and benefits for the deserving; 12. Discourses about caring for self, family, community, and nation; 13. Discourses about social causes of economic insecurity -- Part IV. Conclusion: 14. Questions and implications.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Public opinion.
Immigrants -- United States -- Public opinion.
Public welfare -- United States -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9781107019928 1107019923 (DLC) 2011045123
ISBN 1139782657 (electronic bk.)
9781139782654 (electronic bk.)
9781107019928 (hardback)
1107019923 (hardback)
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