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Making Citizens

Political Socialization Research and Beyond

Book

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

  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Western Illinois UniversityMacombUSA

About the authors

Philo C. Wasburn is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Purdue University, USA. He holds a PhD in sociology from Cornell University, USA, and an MA and BA in philosophy from the University of Michigan, USA.  

Tawnya J. Adkins Covert is Professor of Sociology at Western Illinois University, USA. She holds a PhD and MS in sociology from Purdue University and a BA in sociology from Marshall University, USA. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Making Citizens
  • Book Subtitle Political Socialization Research and Beyond
  • Authors Philo C. Wasburn
    Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
  • 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 Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-50242-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84354-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-50243-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 253
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Sociology
    Sociology of Citizenship
    Citizenship
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