Citizens Or Consumers?: What the Media Tell Us about Political Participation
McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 1, 2005 - Social Science - 169 pages
Based on the largest study of the media coverage of public opinion and citizenship in Britain and the United States, this book argues that while most of us learn about politics and public affairs from the news media, we rarely see or read about examples of an active, engaged citizenry.
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Chapter 2 Meet the public
Chapter 3 How active are citizens in the media?
Chapter 4 Reporting opinion polls
Out of the mouths of babes and citizens
Inferences about public opinion
September 11th and its aftermath
Chapter 8 Getting engaged?
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Page 126 - I ask your continued participation and confidence in the American economy. Terrorists attacked a symbol of American prosperity. They did not touch its source. America is successful because of the hard work and creativity and enterprise of our people.
Page 59 - It carries through with a certain knowledge that the country as a whole - and for all the right reasons - felt and continues to feel this surge of patriotism within themselves. And one finds oneself saying: "I know the right question, but you know what? This is not exactly the right time to ask it".
Page 126 - Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People...
Page 121 - We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world
Page 83 - Habermas defined the public sphere as "the sphere of private people come together as a public; they soon claimed the public sphere regulated from above against the public authorities themselves, to engage them in a debate over the general rules governing relations in the basically privatized but publicly relevant sphere of commodity exchange and social...
Page 12 - Huntington indeed receive superficial justification from the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Page 25 - In the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and...