Collateral Damage

The Influence of Political Rhetoric on Incorporation of Second Generation Americans
Sean Richey
Anti-immigration rhetoric negatively affects second generation Americans
This title is open access and free to read on the web A free online version is forthcoming

Description

Collateral Damage provides an overview of how political communication influences the process of incorporation with the broad society as well as its political parties. Sean Richey shows that how politicians talk about immigrants affects how their children perceive America and their feelings about the nation. These perceptions and feelings in turn greatly influence the children’s desire to incorporate into American political society. He also shows that regardless of a speaker’s intended outcome, what is said can still have a deleterious effect on incorporation desire, a communicative process that he terms “collateral damage.” Richey uses new experimental and survey evidence, as well as the rhetoric of Donald Trump as a test case, to examine how anti-immigration communication influences the incorporation of the children of immigrants.

Sean Richey is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University.

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 192pp.
  • 31 figures, 35 tables.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 2023
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-07581-2

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  • Paper
  • 2023
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-05581-4

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  • Open Access
  • 2023
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-90313-9


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