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In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Diana C. Mutz


Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, this book provides the first comprehensive look at the consequences of in-your-face politics. The book contradicts the conventional wisdom by documenting both the benefits and the drawbacks of in-your-face media. “In-your-face” politics refers to both the level of incivility and the up-close and personal way that we experience political conflict on television. Just as actual physical closeness intensifies people's em ... More

Keywords: in-your-face politics, politicians, political conflict, television, closeness, political incivility, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691165110
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana C. Mutz, author
University of Pennsylvania