Sunday, December 11, 2011

Social Movements vs. "Social Movements": Comparing Occupy and the Tea Party


Sunday 4 December 2011
by: Scott Borchert, Truthout | Interview

Scott Borchert interviews Anthony DiMaggio on his new book, "The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama" out in November 2011 from Monthly Review Press.

Scott Borchert: Your primary focus as a scholar is on media and communications. Why a book on the Tea Party?

Anthony DiMaggio: I've also researched and participated in social movements and interest-group politics consistently for the last ten years, although much of my research does focus on media and public opinion.
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