The Resource Constructing public opinion: : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis, (ebook)

Constructing public opinion: : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis, (ebook)

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Constructing public opinion: : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it
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Constructing public opinion:
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how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it
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Justin Lewis
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eng
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Is polling a process that brings "science" into the study of society? Or are polls crude instruments that tell us little about the way people actually think? The role of public opinion polls in government and mass media has gained increasing importance with each new election or poll taken. Here Lewis presents a new look at an old tradition, the first study of opinion polls using an interdisciplinary approach combining cultural studies, sociology, political science, and mass communication. Rather than dismissing polls, he considers them to be a significant form of representation in contemporary culture; he explores how the media report on polls and, in turn, how publicized results influence the way people respond to polls. Lewis argues that the media tend to exclude the more progressive side of popular opinion from public debate. While the media's influence is limited, it works strategically to maintain the power of pro-corporate political elites
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Midwest
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1958-
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Lewis, Justin
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303.3/8
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Political psychology
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adult
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Constructing public opinion: : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis, (ebook)
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9780231529068
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MWT11859201
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Constructing public opinion: : how political elites do what they like and why we seem to go along with it, Justin Lewis, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231529068
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11859201
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859201
System control number
MWT11859201
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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