The forum

Second thoughts on presidential politics

Janet Ruane, Karen A. Cerulo

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Abstract

In this essay, we confront the "conventional wisdoms" promoted throughout this long presidential campaign. By conventional wisdoms, we mean the common knowledge of politics - the things that commentators and analysts forward as taken-for-granted assertions and beliefs. We will revisit just a few of the campaign season's conventional wisdoms and review them with a sociological eye. In so doing, we find that in politics, as in most other areas, conventional wisdom can be a risky source of knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-860
Number of pages9
JournalSociological Forum
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • Campaigns
  • Conventional wisdom
  • Cultural practices
  • Elections
  • Politics
  • Social patterns

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Ruane, Janet ; Cerulo, Karen A. / The forum : Second thoughts on presidential politics. In: Sociological Forum. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 852-860.
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