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Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

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Ethnocentrism—our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups—pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them, their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion.

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 2nd 2010 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 2009)
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Kinder and Kam review and analyze data from several years of General Social Surveys and National Election Studies to demonstrate that differences in political and policy opinions are rooted in ethnocentrism, considerably more so than in political party affiliation or political ideology. Opposed to immigration? Advocate for aggressive war on terror? Opposed to marriage equality? Indifferent to the suffering of people in other countries? Chances are very good that you have an ethnocentric ...more
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