Voices of Dissent: Critical Readings in American Politics
Voices of Dissent offers critical essays on American politics that go beyond the debate between mainstream liberalism and conservatism to ... Show synopsis Voices of Dissent offers critical essays on American politics that go beyond the debate between mainstream liberalism and conservatism to fundamentally challenge the status quo. Emphasizing the tensions between democracy and corporate capitalism, Voices of Dissent, Second Edition explores such questions as the bias of the media, ecology and the market economy, and the impact of class, race, and gender divisions on American political life. This anthology is based on a broad concept of politics that situates traditional American political institutions and processes in the context of political economy, ideology, and the state. This structural approach helps to deepen our understanding of the very meaning of politics. Finally, Voices of Dissent, Second Edition goes beyond analysis and critique to challenge readers to confront the implications of our critical perspective for their responsibility as citizens and to think creatively about new forms of political participation.