The Resource The politics of common sense : how social movements use public discourse to change politics and win acceptance, Deva R. Woodly

The politics of common sense : how social movements use public discourse to change politics and win acceptance, Deva R. Woodly

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The politics of common sense : how social movements use public discourse to change politics and win acceptance
Title
The politics of common sense
Title remainder
how social movements use public discourse to change politics and win acceptance
Statement of responsibility
Deva R. Woodly
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The way that movements communicate with the general public matters for their chances of lasting success. Devo Woodly argue that the potential for movement-led political change is significantly rooted in mainstream democratic discourse and specifically in the political acceptance of new issues by news media, the general public, and elected officials. This is true to some extent for any group wishing to alter status quo distributions of rights and/or resources, but is especially important for grassroots challengers who do not already have a place of legitimated influence in the polity. By examining the talk of two contemporary movements, the living wage and marriage equality, during the critical decade after their emergence between 1994-2004, Woodly shows that while the living wage movement experienced over 120 policy victories and the marriage equality movement suffered many policy defeats, the overall impact that marriage equality had on changing American politics was much greater than that of the living wage because of its deliberate effort to change mainstream political discourse, and thus, the public understanding of the politics surrounding the issue"--
  • "The way that movements communicate with the general public matters for their chances of lasting success. Comparing the public discourse on the living wage and marriage equality between 1994 and 2004, Deva Woodly shows that movement-led political change is rooted in whether or not movements are able to gain political acceptance"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodly, Deva R
Dewey number
322.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
JA85.2.U6
LC item number
W65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in politics
  • Communication in social action
  • Social movements
  • Living wage movement
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Politics, Practical
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Label
The politics of common sense : how social movements use public discourse to change politics and win acceptance, Deva R. Woodly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Talk of Movements -- Chapter One: Mainstream Discourse, Public Meaning, and the Political Character of Persuasion -- Chapter Two: A Tale of Two Movements- Living Wage -- Chapter Three: A Tale of Two Movements- Marriage Equality -- Chapter Four: The Discursive Architecture of Resonance -- Chapter Five: Political Acceptance and the Process of Political Change -- Chapter Six: From Marginal to Mainstream -- Conclusion: After Acceptance -- the Tea Party, Occupy and Prospects for political transformation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780190203986
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898162064
  • (OCoLC)ocn898162064
Label
The politics of common sense : how social movements use public discourse to change politics and win acceptance, Deva R. Woodly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Talk of Movements -- Chapter One: Mainstream Discourse, Public Meaning, and the Political Character of Persuasion -- Chapter Two: A Tale of Two Movements- Living Wage -- Chapter Three: A Tale of Two Movements- Marriage Equality -- Chapter Four: The Discursive Architecture of Resonance -- Chapter Five: Political Acceptance and the Process of Political Change -- Chapter Six: From Marginal to Mainstream -- Conclusion: After Acceptance -- the Tea Party, Occupy and Prospects for political transformation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780190203986
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898162064
  • (OCoLC)ocn898162064

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