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Dangerous Frames: How Ideas about Race and Gender Shape Public Opinion

Nicholas J. G. Winter


In addition to their obvious roles in American politics, race and gender also work in hidden ways to influence profoundly the way we think—and vote—about a vast array of issues that don't seem related to either category. As this book reveals, politicians and leaders often frame these seemingly unrelated issues in ways that prime audiences to respond not to the policy at hand but instead to the way its presentation resonates with their deeply held beliefs about race and gender. The book shows, for example, how official rhetoric about welfare and Social Security has tapped into white Americans' ... More

Keywords: politics, race, gender, politicians, welfare, Social Security, white Americans, racial biases, health care reform, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226902364
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226902388.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas J. G. Winter, author