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The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication
After exploring the challenges involved in defining incivility, this chapter addresses the evolution of the concept, notes the dispute over trend lines, and précises work on its psychological effects. It then outlines some functions that civility and incivility serve, such as the functions of differentiating and mobilizing, marginalizing the powerless, expressing, and deliberating. The use of calls for civility as a means of social control is discussed, and then the chapter flags questions worthy of additional attention.
“The Political Uses and Abuses of Civility and Incivility” by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Allyson Volinsky, Ilana Weitz, and Kate Kenski in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication edited by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Kate Kenski, 2017, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.
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Jamieson, K. H., Volinsky, A., Weitz, I., and Kenski, K. (2017). “The Political Uses and Abuses of Civility and Incivility” in K. H. Jamiesone and K. Kenski (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication. New York, Oxford University Press.
Date Posted: 12 July 2019