The Averaged American
Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of A Mass PubliceBook - 2007
supports the death penalty, that half of all marriages end in divorce, and that four out of five prefer a particular brand of toothpaste. But remarkably, such data--now woven into our social fabric--became common currency only in the last century. With a bold and sophisticated analysis, Sarah Igo demonstrates the power of scientific surveys to shape Americans' sense of themselves as individuals, members of communities, and citizens of a nation.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (398 p.) : ill., map.
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK