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Political Socialization in a Media-Saturated World

Frontiers in Political Communication

By Esther Thorson (Edited by), Mitchell S. McKinney (Edited by), Esther Thorson (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 472 pages, New edition Edition
Published In: United States, 10 October 2016
The studies that comprise Political Socialization in a Media Saturated World synthesize, question, and update our knowledge of political socialization that has accumulated over the past 40 years of related research. The scholarship advances innovative theoretical perspectives and develops new models of the socialization process that revolve around the key social structures of family, media, peers, and school. The Hierarchy Model of Political Socialization, in particular, provides a comprehensive conceptual framework for organizing and analyzing youth responses to the political. With research that spans multiple election cycles across nearly a decade, and data drawn from a national panel study that allows for cross-generational comparison, the findings and models of political socialization presented provide the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of youth political socialization that exists to date. This book provides a foundation and research agenda for examining the Millennial generation in the coming years as these citizens mature to adults and become the driving force of society and our polity.

Table of Contents

Esther Thorson/Mitchell S. McKinney/Dhavan Shah: Introduction: Theorizing Political Socialization in a Media-Saturated World - Section One: Theories of Political Socialization- Esther Thorson/ Hans Meyer/Mi Jahng: The Role of Media Use Motives in the Classic Structural Model of Youth Political Socialization - Esther Thorson/Glenn Leshner/Mi Jahng/Margaret Duffy: A Hierarchy of Political Participation Activities in Pre-Voting-Age Youth - Esther Thorson/Eunjin Kim/Margaret Duffy: Political Advertising and the Hierarchy of Political Socialization in Teens - Mi Jahng/Mitchell S. McKinney/Esther Thorson: Peer Influence in Adolescent Political Socialization: Deliberative Democracy Inside and Outside the Classroom - Joonghwa Lee/Chang Dae Ham/Esther Thorson: Knowledge Gap in a Media-Saturated Presidential Election - Peter Levine/Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg: State Policies for Civic Education - Section Two: Parents and Children - Edson Tandoc/Esther Thorson/Margaret Duffy: Parenting Styles in Political Socialization: How the Path to Political Participation Begins at Home - Chang Dae Ham/Joonghwa Lee/Esther Thorson: The Importance of Family Communication Patterns and School Civics Experiences - Rosanne Scholl/Chance York: Predictors of Youth Voting: Parent-Child Relationships and Young Adult News Use - Benjamin R. Warner/Colleen Warner Colaner: Talking Politics at the Dinner Table: The Effects of Family Political Communication on Young Citizens' Normative Political Attitudes - Michael McDevitt/Shannon Sindorf: Social Media and Social Voting in Latino Families: A Strategic Approach to Mobilizing Youth as Information Leaders - Section Three: Interactions With Peers and Others - Mi Jahng/Hans Meyer/Esther Thorson: Youngsters' Political Talk With Those Outside School and Family: The Hierarchy of Political Socialization - Edson Tandoc/Esther Thorson: From News to Political Knowledge: The Roles of Elaboration and Discussion - Nam-jin Lee/Dhavan V. Shah/Jack M. McLeod: Communication Norms, Contexts of Socialization, and Youth Civic Development - Section Four: Youth and Political Knowledge - Esther Thorson/Seoyeon Kim/Joonghwa Lee: Measurement of Political Knowledge in American Adolescents - Esther Thorson/Mi Jahng/Mitchell S. McKinney: Political Knowledge and Participation in Teens During Low and High Political Interest Periods of a Presidential Election - Hans Meyer/Mi Jahng,/Esther Thorson: Political Socialization Patterns in Younger and Older American Adolescents - Section Five: Media Changes - J. Brian Houston/Mitchell S. McKinney: Young Citizens' Use of Digital and Traditional Political Information - Stephanie Edgerly/Kjerstin Thorson: Developing Media Preferences in a Post-Broadcast Democracy- Edson Tandoc/Esther Thorson/Mi Jahng/Eunjin Kim/Margaret Duffy: Is Dangerous News Use Dangerous? The Impact of Safe and Dangerous News Use on Political Socialization - Porismita Borah/Dhavan Shah: The Origins of Media Perceptions: Judgments of News Accuracy and Bias Among Adolescents - Jeremy Littau/Liz Gardner/Esther Thorson: The Impact of News "Voice" on Adolescent Political Efficacy - Robert H. Wicks/Myria Allen: Environmental Political, Civic Engagement and Political Consumerism Among Youth - Contributors

About the Author

Esther Thorson (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is pProfessor of Media Economics, Innovation, and Entrepreneurism in Journalism at Michigan State University. She is co-author/editor of eight books, including Theories of Advertising (2012), and Persuasion Ethics Today (2016). Mitchell S. McKinney (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Professor and Chair of Communication and Director of the Political Communication Institute at the University of Missouri. He is co-author/editor of seven books, including Communication in the 2008 U.S. Election: Digital Natives Elect a President (2011), and alieNATION: The Divide & Conquer Election of 2012 (2014). Dhavan V. Shah (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is the Louis A. & Mary E. Maier-Bascom Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director of the Mass Communication Research Center and Scientific Director in the Center for Health Enhancement System Studies. Shah is co-author of News Frames and National Security: Covering Big Brother (2015).

EAN: 9781433125713
ISBN: 1433125714
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 centimetres (0.69 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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