American democracy in the late twentieth century: Political rhetorics and mass media

  • Arthur J. Vidich


Twentieth Century Social Psychology Mass Medium Late Twentieth Century Political Psychology 
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References Notes

  1. 3.
    For substantiation of this observation and those in the following paragraphs see Michael W. Hughey, “The Political Covenant: The Protestant Foundations of the American State” inState, Culture and Society, Vol. 1, #1, p. 113–156, and Arthur J. Vidich and Stanford M. Lyman, American Sociology, Worldly Rejections of Religion and their Directions, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1985, especially parts II and III, pp. 53–150.Google Scholar
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    See Arthur Vidich and Joseph Bensman,Small Town and Mass Society, Princeton University Press, 2nd edit., 1969.Google Scholar
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    Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward,Why Americans Don's Vote, New York: Pantheon, 1988.Google Scholar
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    ibid, p. 120.Google Scholar
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    In his studyPolitical Polling in America: A Study of Institutional Structures and Process. Ph.D. dissertation 1989, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research.Google Scholar
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    See Joseph Bensman and Arthur J. Vidich,American Society; The Welfare State and Beyond, Amherst, MA. Bergin and Garvey, 1987 for an extended discussion of the political psychology of the new middle classes.Google Scholar
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    See Arthur J. Vidich, “Inflation and Social Structure: The United States in An Epoch of Declining Abundance,”Social Problems, Vol. 27, No. 5, 1980.Google Scholar
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    For a more detailed discussion of this issue see Michael W. High, “The New Conservativism; Political Ideology and Class Structure in America,”Social Research, 1982 Vol. 49, #3, pp. 791–829.Google Scholar
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    See Authur J. Vidich, “Political Legitimacy in Bureaucratic Society: An Analysis of Watergate,”Social Research, Vol. 42, No. 4, 1975.Google Scholar
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    For a statement of some elements of such a public philosophy, see Standford M. Lyman and Arthur J. Vidich,Social Order and the Public Philoophy': An Analysis and Interpretation of the Work of Herbert Blumer, Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1988.Google Scholar

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