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Making Citizens

Political Socialization Research and Beyond

  • Philo C. Wasburn
  • Tawnya J. Adkins Covert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. A Model of the Political Socialization Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 3-25
    3. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 27-59
    4. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 61-91
  3. Social Identities and Political Socialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 95-126
    3. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 127-156
    4. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 157-183
  4. Illustrating and Modifying Political Socialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 187-217
    3. Philo C. Wasburn, Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
      Pages 219-245
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book

Introduction

This book  assembles what political scientists, sociologists, and communication analysts have learned in almost six decades of research on political socialization (the lifelong process by which we acquire political beliefs). It also explores how people develop political values, attitudes, identities, and behavioral dispositions. Of particular interest to Philo C. Wasburn and Tawnya J. Adkins Covert is the process by which people are made into active citizens who are politically interested, informed, partisan, tolerant, and engaged. Finally, Wasburn and Adkins Covert identify some suggestions for institutional change that would lead to “better” citizenship. 

Keywords

Social identities Citizenship Social identity Life course Race Gender

Authors and affiliations

  • Philo C. Wasburn
    • 1
  • Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
    • 2
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Western Illinois UniversityMacombUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50243-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50242-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50243-4
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