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Talking about PoliticsInformal Groups and Social Identity in American Life$
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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

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Public Discussion of the Daily News

Public Discussion of the Daily News

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(p.120) Chapter 6 Public Discussion of the Daily News
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Talking about Politics
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226872216.003.0006

The evidence of the existence as well as the shape of the process of using social identities within a group context to understand political issues is provided by an investigation of the role of the mass media. This chapter compares the content of the news the “Old Timers” used with their interpretations of it. The results reiterate the claim of previous research that elite framing does matter, but they also show that, through conversations, people transform and even circumvent these frames by applying their identity-based perspectives to supplement the information provided by news stories.

Keywords:   public discussion, daily news, social identities, news stories, Old Timers, political conversation

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