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Author Haney-López, Ian.

Title Dog whistle politics : how coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the middle class / Ian Haney-López.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  323.1196 LOPEZ    Check Shelf
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 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  323.1196 HANEY-LOPEZ    Check Shelf
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Description xiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface. Learning about racism at Harvard Law -- Introduction. Racial politics and the middle class -- The GOP's rise as "the white man's party" -- Beyond hate : strategic racism -- The wrecking begins : Reagan -- The false allure of colorblindness -- Shifting the tune : Clinton and W. -- Getting away with racism -- Makers and takers : the Tea Party and Romney -- What's the matter with white voters? Commonsense racism -- Obama's post-racial strategy -- Conclusion. To end dog whistle politics.
Summary Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, Reagan never needed to mention race, because he was blowing a dog whistle: sending a message about racial minorities inaudible on one level, but clearly heard on another. In doing so, he tapped into a long political tradition that is more relevant than ever in the age of the Tea Party and the first black president. In Dog Whistle Politics, Ian Haney López offers a sweeping account of how politicians and plutocrats deploy veiled racial appeals to persuade white voters to support policies that favor the rich yet threaten their own interests. Dog whistle appeals generate middle-class enthusiasm for political candidates who promise to crack down on crime, curb undocumented immigration, and protect the heartland, but ultimately vote to slash taxes for the rich, give corporations control over financial markets, and aggressively curtail social services. White voters, convinced by powerful interests that minorities are their true enemies, fail to see the connection between the political agendas they support and the surging wealth inequality that takes an increasing toll on their lives.--Publisher information.
Subject Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 21st century.
Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Post-racialism -- United States -- History.
Förenta staterna.
Communication in politics. (OCoLC)fst00870243
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Post-racialism. (OCoLC)fst01747455
Race relations -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086519
Racism -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086627
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Rasism -- politiska aspekter -- historia.
Kommunikation i politiken.
Chronological Term Since 1900
1900-talet
2000-talet
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780199964277 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0199964270 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780190229252
019022925X
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