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Seducing America

Seducing America
How Television Charms the Modern Voter

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Political Communication

September 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Roderick P Hart's Revised Edition of Seducing America is a revealing examination of how television's format of presenting politics has changed the way viewers act, vote and feel about politics in the United States. With a rigorous blend of rhetorical and statistical research, Hart asserts that while television makes viewers feel knowledgeable, important, informed and close to the political representatives, it disguises increasing apathy and inaction as voter turnouts decrease and a general dissatisfaction with the political system is expressed.
Political Feelings
Feeling Intimate
The Rise of Personality Politics

Feeling Informed
The Effects of Personality Politics

Feeling Clever
The Cold Comforts of Postmodernism

Feeling Busy
The Frenzy of Establishment Politics

Feeling Important
The Temptations of Alternative Politics

Residual Feelings

"Roderick P. Hart engages in a wide-ranging and fruitful analysis of television’s impact on American politics. Each chapter grows from an incisive, original claim. The book contains many original observations, stated in an active, compelling style. The book belongs in all academic libraries and deserves adoption in undergraduate political science and communications courses." 


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