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Rise of the Tea Party - Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama

Anthony DiMaggio

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ISBN 10: 1583672486 / ISBN 13: 9781583672488
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Title: Rise of the Tea Party - Political Discontent...

Publisher: Monthly Review

Binding: Hardcover

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What to make of the Tea Party? To some, it is a grassroots movement

aiming to reclaim an out-of-touch government for the people.To others, it is a proto-fascist organization of the misinformed andmanipulated lower middle class. Either way, it is surely one of themost significant forms of reaction in the age of Obama.

In this definitive socio-political analysis of the Tea Party, Anthony

DiMaggio examines the Tea Party phenomenon, using a vast arrayof primary and secondary sources as well as first-hand observation.He traces the history of the Tea Party and analyzes its organizationalstructure, membership, ideological coherence, and relationship tothe mass media. And, perhaps most importantly, he asks: is it reallya movement or just a form of “manufactured dissent” engineeredby capital? DiMaggio’s conclusions are thoroughly documented,surprising, and bring much needed clarity to a highly controversialsubject.

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Anthony DiMaggio teaches American Government and International Relations at Illinois State University in the department of politics and government. He publishes regularly in Z Magazine and Counterpunch, and is the author of Mass Media, Mass Propaganda: Examining American News in the “War on Terror”;.

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