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The Resource Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston

Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston

Label
Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications
Title
Class attitudes in America
Title remainder
sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications
Statement of responsibility
Spencer Piston
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains a long-standing puzzle in American politics: why so many Americans support downwardly redistributive social welfare programs, when such support seems to fly in the face of standard conceptions of the American public as anti-government, individualistic, and racially prejudiced. Bringing class attitudes into the analysis, Spencer Piston demonstrates through rigorous empirical analysis that sympathy for the poor and resentment of the rich explain American support for downwardly redistributive programs - not only those that benefit the middle class, but also those that explicitly target the poor. The book captures an important and neglected component of citizen attitudes toward a host of major public policies and candidate evaluations. It also explains why government does so little to combat economic inequality; in key instances, political elites downplay class considerations, deactivating sympathy for the poor and resentment of the rich
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piston, Spencer
Dewey number
305.50973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
P57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Welfare state
  • Social classes
Label
Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: reigning myths about class attitudes -- In their own words -- A theory of attitudes toward class groups and their political consequences -- Attitudes toward the poor and the rich in the United States -- Why so many Americans support downward redistribution -- The role of political knowledge -- Effects of class group attitudes on vote choice -- Why don't politicians listen? -- Conclusion: the path behind and the path forward
Control code
on1006315345
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781108426985
Lccn
2017048766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006315345
Label
Class attitudes in America : sympathy for the poor, resentment of the rich, and political implications, Spencer Piston
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: reigning myths about class attitudes -- In their own words -- A theory of attitudes toward class groups and their political consequences -- Attitudes toward the poor and the rich in the United States -- Why so many Americans support downward redistribution -- The role of political knowledge -- Effects of class group attitudes on vote choice -- Why don't politicians listen? -- Conclusion: the path behind and the path forward
Control code
on1006315345
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781108426985
Lccn
2017048766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006315345

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