How Voters Feel (BOK)

Stephen Coleman

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This book sets out to unearth the hidden genealogies of democracy, and particularly its most widely recognized, commonly discussed and deeply symbolic act, voting. By exploring the gaps between voting and recognition, being counted and feeling counted, having a vote and having a voice and the languor of count taking and the animation of account giving, there emerges a unique insight into how it feels to be a democratic citizen. Based on a series of interviews with a variety of voters and non-voters, the research attempts to understand what people think they are doing when they vote; how they feel before, during and after the act of voting; how performances of voting are framed by memories, narratives and dreams; and what it means to think of oneself as a person who does (or does not) vote. Rich in theory, this is a contribution to election studies that takes culture seriously.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Stephen Coleman
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107014602
Antall sider 275 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd