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The Resource Why Americans hate welfare : race, media, and the politics of antipoverty policy, Martin Gilens

Why Americans hate welfare : race, media, and the politics of antipoverty policy, Martin Gilens

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Why Americans hate welfare : race, media, and the politics of antipoverty policy
Title
Why Americans hate welfare
Title remainder
race, media, and the politics of antipoverty policy
Statement of responsibility
Martin Gilens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on surveys of public attitudes and analyses of more than forty years of television and newsmagazine stories on poverty, Gilens demonstrates how public opposition to welfare is fed by a potent combination of racial stereotypes and misinformation about the true nature of America's poor. But white Americans don't oppose welfare simply because they think it benefits blacks; rather, they think it benefits "undeserving" blacks who would rather live off the government than work, a perception powerfully fueled by the media's negative coverage of the black poor." "The public's views on welfare, Gilens shows, are a complex mixture of cynicism and compassion; misinformed and racially charged, they nevertheless reflect both a distrust of welfare recipients and a desire to do more to help the "deserving" poor."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilens, Martin
Dewey number
070.4/493616
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.P842
LC item number
U654 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in communication, media, and public opinion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare in mass media
  • Racism in mass media
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Racism
  • Public welfare
  • Public opinion
  • Racism in mass media
  • Racism
  • Public welfare in mass media
  • Public welfare
  • Public opinion
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Aide sociale dans les médias
  • Racisme dans les médias
  • Médias et opinion publique
  • Racisme
  • Aide sociale
  • Opinion publique
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Public opinion
  • Public welfare
  • Public welfare in mass media
  • Racism
  • Racism in mass media
  • United States
  • Sociale politiek
  • Armoede
  • Massamedia
  • Rassendiscriminatie
  • Publieke opinie
Label
Why Americans hate welfare : race, media, and the politics of antipoverty policy, Martin Gilens
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-279) 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
The American welfare state: public opinion and public policy -- Individualism, self-interest, and opposition to welfare -- Racial attitudes, the undeserving poor, and opposition to welfare -- Assessing alternative explanations: statistical models of welfare attitudes -- The news media and the racialization of poverty -- Media distortions: causes and consequences -- Racial stereotypes and public responses to poverty -- Beyond the attitude survey: public opinion and antipoverty policy -- The politics of the American welfare state
Control code
ocm40179760
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780226292656
Lccn
98048866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40179760
  • (OCoLC)40179760
Label
Why Americans hate welfare : race, media, and the politics of antipoverty policy, Martin Gilens
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-279) 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
The American welfare state: public opinion and public policy -- Individualism, self-interest, and opposition to welfare -- Racial attitudes, the undeserving poor, and opposition to welfare -- Assessing alternative explanations: statistical models of welfare attitudes -- The news media and the racialization of poverty -- Media distortions: causes and consequences -- Racial stereotypes and public responses to poverty -- Beyond the attitude survey: public opinion and antipoverty policy -- The politics of the American welfare state
Control code
ocm40179760
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780226292656
Lccn
98048866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40179760
  • (OCoLC)40179760

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