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The Averaged American

Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public

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PAPERBACK

$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674027428

Publication Date: 04/30/2008

Academic Trade

408 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

6 halftones

World

  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: America in Aggregate
  • 1. Canvassing a “Typical” Community
  • 2. Middletown Becomes Everytown
  • 3. Polling the Average Populace
  • 4. The Majority Talks Back
  • 5. Surveying Normal Selves
  • 6. The Private Lives of the Public
  • Epilogue: Statistical Citizens
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 Cheiron Book Prize, Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • A Slate Best Book of the Year
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