Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Talking about PoliticsInformal Groups and Social Identity in American Life$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Katherine Cramer Walsh

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226872186

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226872216.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use (for details see http://www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 November 2017

The Role of Identity-Based Perspectives in Making Sense of Politics

The Role of Identity-Based Perspectives in Making Sense of Politics

Chapter:
(p.18) Chapter 2 The Role of Identity-Based Perspectives in Making Sense of Politics
Source:
Talking about Politics
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226872216.003.0002

This chapter builds on existing research in political understanding, particularly studies of framing, to develop a model of group-level political interpretation. Prevailing studies of framing effects assume that members of the public are already familiar with the frames used by political professionals, but they do not examine the processes by which these perspectives are acquired. The chapter argues that the concept of identity-based perspectives helps us to understand and appreciate the bottom-up components of political interpretation.

Keywords:   political understanding, political interpretation, identity-based perspectives, bottom-up components, group model, political professionals

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.