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Rebellion in America

Citizen Uprisings, the News Media, and the Politics of Plutocracy

Anthony DiMaggio

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CRC Press Inc
02 March 2020
Political parties; Political campaigning & advertising; Demonstrations & protest movements
In a time of rising inequality and plutocratic government, citizens' movements are emerging with growing frequency to offer populist challenges to the declining living standards of masses of Americans, and to protest the conditions through which individuals suffer in poor communities across the country.

This book looks at the progression of modern social uprisings in the post-2008 period, including the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the Bernie Sanders Revolution, Trump's populism, the anti-Trump revolt, and #MeToo. A key theme is that populism and mass anger at the political-economic status quo take different forms depending on whether the protests are progressive-left or right-wing in orientation.

Employing theories of elite politics and pluralism, and using a mixed methods approach, Anthony DiMaggio harnesses his rich experience with movement politics and his engagement with a wide range of media and public opinion data to explain where we are today and how we got here - always with an eye on moving ahead. Aimed at courses on social movements wherever they're taught, this book also offers general readers insight into contemporary politics and protest.
By:   Anthony DiMaggio
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   463g
ISBN:   9780815371229
ISBN 10:   0815371225
Pages:   282
Publication Date:   02 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction Dr Donald Charrett 2. FIDIC Golden Principles Dr Donald Charrett 3. Preparation of Particular Conditions Dr Donald Charrett 4. Australia Dr Donald Charrett 5. Brazil Thiago Fernandes Moreira and Caio Gabra 6.China Sun Yiwen 7. Czech Republic Dr Lukas Klee, Vojtech Hradecny and Anastazie Jegorova 8. Fiji Nicholas Barnes and Melvin Chand 9. France David Brown and Michael Conrad 10. Germany Dr Goetz-Sebastian Hoek and Dr Henry Stieglmeier 11. Ghana Kwame Amankwah-Twum and Priscilla Tara Buckman 12. Hong Kong Ben Bury and Julie-Anne Pemberton 13. Italy Nicola Davide Romano 14. Malaysia Ben Bury and Julie-Anne Pemberton 15.Papua New Guinea Joseph Barbaro, Andrew McCormack, Nick Thorne, Ryan Waroka and Kenneth Imako 16. Peru Jaime Gray and Jonnathan Bravo 17.Romania Cremona Cotovelea 18. South Africa Johan Beyers 19. Sri Lanka Dr Harsha Cabral, Malith Mendis and Chamaka Ambagahawita 20. Switzerland Sam Moss, Tino Schneider and Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter 21. United Arab Emirates Erin Miller Rankin and Samantha Lord Hill

Anthony DiMaggio is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University and author of a variety of books on mass media and politics, most recently The Politics of Persuasion: Media Bias and Economic Policy in the Modern Era (2017) and Political Power in America: Class Conflict and the Subversion of Democracy (2019). He has been an active participant in social movement politics for the last two decades, and is an avid social commentator.

Reviews for Rebellion in America: Citizen Uprisings, the News Media, and the Politics of Plutocracy

Praise for Rebellion in America The world is aflame with popular uprisings, not least the United States. This careful study of the variety of recent movements, of how movements gain public support and the pitfalls and barriers they face, provides a very valuable guide to those committed to change the world - a critical necessity today. --Noam Chomsky Surveying the rapidly changing American political landscape from the Global Financial Crisis to the populist surge under Trump, Anthony DiMaggio offers a much-needed reappraisal of the role of social movements in promoting progressive societal transformation. Combining qualitative analysis with a wealth of empirical data, this landmark study focuses especially on the growing power of the social media and public opinion in shaping intersecting identities that drive popular protests on both the political Left and Right. Essential reading! --Manfred B. Steger, University of Hawai'i, and Global Professorial Fellow, Western Sydney University DiMaggio has written a compelling, deeply documented argument that popular social movements are the dominant force transforming the US political landscape. Read this book if you want to get hard evidence in a world of fake news about how social change really happens. --Charles Derber, Boston College


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