The Good Citizen: A History of American Civic Life

Michael Schudson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.99
Publisher
Free Press
Publish Date
November 30, 2010
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.89 inches | 1.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451631623

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About the Author

Michael Schudson is Professor of Communication and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books on the media, including Discovering the News and Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion. He lives in San Diego.

Reviews

Todd Gitlin "Author of "The Sixties: Years Of Hope, Days Of Rage" In his characteristically countercyclical way, Michael Schudson gives us a lucid, shrewd argument that democracy is "not" in free-fall, that its Golden Age (whenever that was) has "not" drowned in a tidal wave of rights talk, and that American citizenship has "not" been irrevocably sealed within cathode-ray tubes. No sociologist writing today is more tough-minded, refreshing, or original, and "The Good Citizen" is his most ambitious and valuable book yet.
Michael Kammen "Author of "People Of Paradox""The Good Citizen" is an astonishing "tour de force" that provides a fresh way of thinking about the changing trajectory and dynamics of political culture in the United States. It should be required reading for every American citizen -- above all for cynics and skeptics who assume that meaningful participation in the polity is now beyond our ken.