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The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama (Paperback)

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What to make of the Tea Party? To some, it is a grassroots movementaiming 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, AnthonyDiMaggio 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781583672471
ISBN-10: 1583672478
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 272
Language: English