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The Ideology of Civic Engagement
The Ideology of Civic Engagement (January 2021)
AmeriCorps, Politics, and Pedagogy
Sara Carpenter - Author

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Over the last thirty years, calls for the civic engagement of the American citizenry, especially young people, have gotten increasingly louder. A clear message has emerged that today’s pressing social problems are best addressed through the inno...(Read More)
 
 
Convenient Criticism
Convenient Criticism (October 2020)
Local Media and Governance in Urban China
Dan Chen - Author

Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.

Why and how does critical reporting persist at the local level in China despite state media control, a hallmark of authoritarian rule? Synthesizing ethnographic observation, interviews, survey and content analysis data, Convenient Cri...(Read More)
 
 
Improv for Democracy
Improv for Democracy (October 2020)
How to Bridge Differences and Develop the Communication and Leadership Skills Our World Needs
Don Waisanen - Author

Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.

While much has been written about what democracies should look like, much less has been said about how to actually train citizens in democratic perspectives and skills. Amid the social and political crises of ou...(Read More)
 
 
Breaking Boundaries
Breaking Boundaries (December 2019)
Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation
Kathleen P. Hunt - Editor
Gregg B. Walker - Editor
Stephen P. Depoe - Editor

Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.

Breaking Boundaries analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making to enhance public acceptance, sustainability, and the impact of those decisions in local contexts. The current politi...(Read More)
 
 
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era (May 2019)
Heather E. Harris - Editor

Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.

Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era expands the discourse about Barack Obama’s two terms as president by reflecting upon the impact of neo-racism during his tenure. Continually in conversation with Étienne Balibar’s conceptualization of neo-racism as being racism without race, the contributors examine how identities become the target of neo...(Read More)
 
 
From News to Talk
From News to Talk (April 2019)
The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary in US Journalism
Kimberly Meltzer - Author

Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.

From News to Talk examines what journalists think about the movement toward often opinionated, sometimes uncivil, talk in news. It provides an important intervention in debates about the future of news by investigating what journalists themselves perceive as the forces affecting this move...(Read More)
 
 
Partial Truths and Our Common Future
Partial Truths and Our Common Future (September 2018)
A Perspectival Theory of Truth and Value
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.

In this book, Donald A. Crosby defends the idea that all claims to truth are at best partial. Recognizing this, he argues, is a necessary safeguard against arrogance, close-mindedness, and potentially violent reactions to...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Gratitude
The Art of Gratitude (May 2018)
Jeremy David Engels - Author

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Hearts and Minds
Hearts and Minds (April 2018)
Israel and the Battle for Public Opinion
Nachman Shai - Author

Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.

Small-scale wars, terrorism, and guerilla warfare, each characterized by low-intensity violence are the new global reality in the twenty-first century. States in general, and liberal democratic states in particular, are compelled to develop a new operatio...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Persuasion
The Politics of Persuasion (February 2017)
Economic Policy and Media Bias in the Modern Era
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.

Tracking the effects of media content on the public is a difficult endeavor, and media effects vary on a subject-to-subject basis. To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes. Anthony R. DiMaggio analyzes...(Read More)
 
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