Citizen Speak : The Democratic Imagination in American Life
By: Perrin, Andrew J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Morality and Society Series: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (227 p.).ISBN: 9780226660783.Subject(s): Citizenship -- United States | Political culture -- United States | Political participation -- United States | Public opinion -- United States | United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Public opinionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Citizen Speak : The Democratic Imagination in American LifeDDC classification: 323.65 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Citizenship, Creativity, and the Democratic Imagination -- How Do Civic Organizations Mobilize? -- Talking about Politics in Groups: What to Look for in Citizenship Discourse -- Mistrust, Information, and Legitimation: Justifying Citizenship Decisions -- Morality, Ideology, and Interest -- Capacity and Expression: The Tactical Repertoire of Citizenship -- Political Microcultures: The Structure of Political Talk -- How to Use Civic Life to Build Citizenship -- Methodology: How Associations Mobilize -- Methodology: Focus Group Research -- References -- Index
When we think about what constitutes being a good citizen, routine activities like voting, letter writing, and paying attention to the news spring to mind. But in Citizen Speak, Andrew J. Perrin argues that these activities are only a small part of democratic citizenship-a standard of citizenship that requires creative thinking, talking, and acting. For Citizen Speak, Perrin met with labor, church, business, and sports organizations and proposed to them four fictive scenarios: what if your senator is involved in a scandal, or your police department is engaged in racial profiling, or a local fa
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