This all-encompassing encyclopedia provides a broad perspective on U.S. politics, culture, and society, but also goes beyond the facts to consider the myths, ideals, and values that help shape and define the nation. * Offers approximately 225 entries covering U.S. politics, culture, society, and beliefs * Includes an introductory overview of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape American political culture and a concluding essay that gathers key thematic threads and looks toward the future * Covers the myriad ways in which American political culture influences other aspects of American society * Examines how cultural symbols and beliefs are manipulated to advance political interests and establish government authority * Connects new issues such as social media and sexual politics with the political culture
Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD, is an independent writer and editor. Mark J. Rozell is professor of public policy and acting dean of the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University in Arlington, VA, and Fairfax, VA. Ted G. Jelen is professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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