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.
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