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Conservative but Not Republican
The Paradox of Party Identification and Ideology among African Americans

  • Date Published: March 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107164383


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  • Conservative but Not Republican provides a clear and comprehensive framework for understanding the formation and structure of ideological self-identification and its relationship to party identification in the United States. Exploring why the increase in Black conservatives has not met with a corresponding rise in the number of Black Republicans, the book bridges the literature from a number of different research areas to paint a detailed portrait of African-American ideological self-identification. It also provides insight into a contemporary electoral puzzle facing party strategists, while addressing gaps in the current literature on public opinion and voting behavior. Further, it offers original research from previously untapped data. The book is primarily designed for political science, but is also relevant to African-American studies, communication studies, and psychology. Including easy-to-read tables and figures, it is accessible not only to academic audiences but also to journalists and practitioners.

    • Uses multiple quantitative and qualitative data sources, appealing to a variety of scholars using different methodological approaches
    • Utilizes easy-to-read figures and tables while reserving technical information for the appendices so that readers can understand the material without needing a lot of statistical expertise
    • Draws upon multiple literatures across several disciplines and will appeal to a wide audience interested in this topic
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107164383
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 56 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Peeling back the layers: the multidimensionality of the liberal-conservative continuum
    2. From whence we came: the historical basis of Black ideological self-identification
    3. Multiple paths to the same place: the underpinnings of ideological self-identification
    Part II:
    4. The tie that binds: the history and nature of Black group consciousness
    5. The invisible link: group consciousness as a moderator of ideological self-identification
    6. Filling in the blanks: group consciousness and ideology beyond partisanship
    Conclusion: African Americans, ideology, and consequences for the two-party system.

  • Author

    Tasha S. Philpot, University of Texas, Austin
    Tasha S. Philpot is an Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. She specializes in American politics, with a particular interest in African-American politics, political psychology, and political behaviour. Her book Race, Republicans, and the Return of the Party of Lincoln (2007) received the 2008 WEB DuBois Outstanding Book Award, and her work has been published in journals including The American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Black Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Political Behavior.

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