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The economic other : inequality in the American political imagination

The economic other : inequality in the American political imagination (Loan 1 times)

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Condon, Meghan, author. Wichowsky, Amber, author.
Title Statement
The economic other : inequality in the American political imagination / Meghan Condon, Amber Wichowsky.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Chicago ;   London :   University of Chicago Press,   c2020.  
Physical Medium
280 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780226691732 (cloth) 9780226691879 (paperback) 9780226691909 (ebook)
요약
"There is a puzzling disconnect between rising income inequality and public opinion in the United States. One might think-and many politicians argue-- that as inequality increases the public on the losing side of the inequality divide would demand more redistributive action from government. But many Americans have not demanded these policies. Indeed, Americans have trouble identifying their own positions in the changing economic hierarchy; the public's appetite for economic redistribution has remained relatively unchanged; and the American social safety net has not become more generous. The authors argue that this cannot be explained solely by voter ignorance or ideological commitments. Instead they contend that American are increasingly insulated from the reality of inequality by increasing geographical segregation from the rich. And, as their economic anxiety increases, in an effort to feel better about themselves, they tend to compare themselves not to the rich but to those who are lower down on the socio-economic scale"--
Content Notes
The politics of social comparison -- Part I: Imagining the economic other. Inequality in the social mind ; Revealing the social mind ; The disadvantaged other ; The advantaged other -- Part II: Responding to the economic other. Social comparison and status perceptions ; Social comparison and support for redistribution -- Part III: Insulated from inequality. Why Americans don't look up ; Why Americans would rather look down ; How looking up keeps us down ; The power of social comparison.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Equality --United States --Public opinion. Social comparison --Political aspects --United States. Income distribution --Political aspects --United States.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

1: The Politics of Social Comparison

Part I: Imagining the Economic Other

2: Inequality in the Social Mind
3: Revealing the Social Mind
4: The Disadvantaged Other
5: The Advantaged Other

Part II: Responding to the Economic Other

6: Social Comparison and Status Perceptions
7: Social Comparison and Support for Redistribution

Part III: Insulated from Inequality

8: Why Americans Don''t Look Up
9: Why Americans Would Rather Look Down
10: How Looking Up Keeps Us Down
11: The Power of Social Comparison
Acknowledgments
Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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