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Shaping abortion discourse [electronic resource] : democracy and the public sphere in Germany and the United States / Myra Marx Ferree ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Ferree, Myra Marx.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Communication, society, and politics: Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xx, 350 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511046618 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511046612 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511158270; 9780511158278; 9780521790451 (hbk.); 052179045X (hbk.); 0511041101 (electronic bk.); 9780511041105 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Abortion -- Political aspects -- Germany | Abortion -- Political aspects -- United States | Abortion -- Press coverage -- Germany | Abortion -- Press coverage -- United States | Pro-choice movement -- Germany | Pro-choice movement -- United States | Pro-life movement -- Germany | Pro-life movement -- United States | Germany -- Politics and government -- 20th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Electronic books | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Abortion & Birth Control | Abortus provocatus | Debatten | Massamedia | Samfundsvidenskab SociologiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Shaping abortion discourse.DDC classification: 363.46/0943 Other classification: 05.32 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
PART I: INTRODUCTION: Two related stories -- Historical context -- Methods -- PART II: MAJOR OUTCOMES: The discursive opportunity structure -- Standing -- Framing -- PART III: REPRESENTING DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCIES: Representing women's claims -- Representing religious claims -- Representing the tradition of the left -- PART IV: THE QUALITY OF ABORTION DISCOURSE: Normative criteria for the public sphere -- Measuring the quality of discourse -- Metatalk -- Lessons for democracy and the public sphere -- Methodological appendix.
Summary: Using controversy over abortion as a lens through which to compare the political process and role of the media in these two very different democracies, this book examines the contest over meaning that is being waged by social movements, political parties, churches and other social actors.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-337) and index.

PART I: INTRODUCTION: Two related stories -- Historical context -- Methods -- PART II: MAJOR OUTCOMES: The discursive opportunity structure -- Standing -- Framing -- PART III: REPRESENTING DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCIES: Representing women's claims -- Representing religious claims -- Representing the tradition of the left -- PART IV: THE QUALITY OF ABORTION DISCOURSE: Normative criteria for the public sphere -- Measuring the quality of discourse -- Metatalk -- Lessons for democracy and the public sphere -- Methodological appendix.

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Using controversy over abortion as a lens through which to compare the political process and role of the media in these two very different democracies, this book examines the contest over meaning that is being waged by social movements, political parties, churches and other social actors.

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