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The Resource Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor, Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins

Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor, Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins

Label
Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor
Title
Where have all the heroes gone?
Title remainder
the changing nature of American valor
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the men and women associated with the American Revolution and Civil War to the seminal figures in the struggles for civil and women's rights, Americans have been fascinated with and drawn to icons of great achievement, or at least reputation. But who spins today's narratives about American heroism, and to what ends? In a nation so wracked with division, is there any contemporary consensus about the enduring importance of our heroes or what traits they embody? Can heroes survive in our environment of 24/7 media coverage and cynicism about the motives of those who enter the public domain? In Where Have All the Heroes Gone?, Bruce G. Peabody and Krista Jenkins draw on the concept of the American hero to address these questions and to show an important gap between the views of political and media elites and the attitudes of the mass public. The authors contend that important changes over the past half century, including the increasing scope and power of new media and people's deepening political distrust, have drawn both politicians and producers of media content to the hero meme. However, popular reaction to this turn to heroism has been largely skeptical. As a result, the conversations and judgments of ordinary Americans, government officials, and media elites are often deeply divergent and even directly opposed. Exploring and being able to show these dynamics is important not just for understanding what U.S. heroism means today, but also in helping to wrestle with stubborn and distinctively American problems. Investigating the story of American heroes over the past five decades provides a narrative that can teach us about such issues as political socialization, institutional trust, and political communication
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peabody, Bruce Garen
Dewey number
303.3/40973
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1533.C8
LC item number
P43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jenkins, Krista
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courage
  • Courage
  • Heroes
  • National characteristics, American
  • Public opinion
Label
Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor, Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) 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
Exploring popular and elite understandings of heroism -- Political rhetoric and heroism -- Media discourse and the evolving hero frame -- Public opinion and heroism -- People's views about heroism
Control code
ocn963913939
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199982950
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016037113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199982967
  • (OCoLC)963913939
Label
Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor, Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) 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
Exploring popular and elite understandings of heroism -- Political rhetoric and heroism -- Media discourse and the evolving hero frame -- Public opinion and heroism -- People's views about heroism
Control code
ocn963913939
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199982950
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016037113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199982967
  • (OCoLC)963913939

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