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Author Ulbig, Stacy G., author.

Title Angry politics : partisan hatred and political polarization among college students / Stacy G. Ulbig.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  378.198 Ul1a 2020    ---  Available
Description xi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Incivility and polarization -- Affective polarization and social identities -- Studying partisan hatred on the college campus -- Who hates? : correlates of partisan hatred -- Media messages and partisan hatred -- The political consequences of partisan hatred -- The social consequences of partisan hatred -- A more civil political future? -- Appendix: Measures and coding.
Summary "Every day brings new evidence of the incivility of American politics. Animosity across party lines has risen to levels higher than any in modern memory and seems to reflect the conditions of the nation's early years. A distinctive feature of the current partisanship is the shift from issues-based polarization to one rooted in affect and emotion. People increasingly view the opposing party as close-minded, immoral, dishonest, and unintelligent. The new normal of what Stacy Ulbig calls partisan hatred in contemporary political discourse raises questions about who or what is driving this polarization and whether there are any prospects for depolarizing American society. Angry Politics explores these questions by examining the political incivility among the youngest segment of the electorate. The college years are the period when political attitudes are most likely to be mutable, and campuses have become increasingly combative in recent years. College students offer a chance to see where partisan hatred breeds, but also where partisan hatred might be stopped before attitudes harden in later years. While college students express much the same inter-partisan animus as the general American public, Ulbig concludes on a hopeful note by considering the important responsibility that colleges and universities hold for the development of citizens capable of engaging more productively in contentious debates about important issues"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject College students -- Political activity -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Attitudes.
College environment -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political socialization -- United States.
College environment. (OCoLC)fst00867780
College students -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst00867980
College students -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst00868026
Political socialization. (OCoLC)fst01069868
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780700630219 hardcover
070063021X hardcover
9780700630226 paperback
0700630228 paperback
9780700630233 electronic publication

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