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Crashing the Tea Party : mass media and the campaign to remake American politics /

by Street, Paul Louis; Dimaggio, Anthony R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boulder, CO : Paradign Publishers, c2011Description: x, 239 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781594519451 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1594519455 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781594519444 (alk. paper); 1594519447 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Tea Party movement | Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States
Contents:
Making Tea from the top down -- The Tea Party does not exist: reflections on a not-so-new "movement" and the deeply conservative essence of U.S. political culture -- "Turning the world upside down": from the original Tea Party to the current masquerade -- Tea Party "super Republicans": who they are, what they believe -- Tea Party racism -- Return of "the paranoid style in American politics": authoritarianism and hyperignorance in Tea Party nation -- Astroturf to the core: reflections on a mass-mediated "movement" -- Elections 2010: the Democrats' midterm disaster, the Tea Party, and the challenge to progressives -- Prospects for a progressive revival.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-227) and index.

Making Tea from the top down -- The Tea Party does not exist: reflections on a not-so-new "movement" and the deeply conservative essence of U.S. political culture -- "Turning the world upside down": from the original Tea Party to the current masquerade -- Tea Party "super Republicans": who they are, what they believe -- Tea Party racism -- Return of "the paranoid style in American politics": authoritarianism and hyperignorance in Tea Party nation -- Astroturf to the core: reflections on a mass-mediated "movement" -- Elections 2010: the Democrats' midterm disaster, the Tea Party, and the challenge to progressives -- Prospects for a progressive revival.

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