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The political mind : why you can't understand 21st-century politics with an 18th-century brain / George Lakoff.

Lakoff, George. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 320.01 LAK (Text) 39391006022394 Nonfiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 320.01 LAK (Text) 30032010440870 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780670019274 :
  • ISBN: 0670019275 :
  • Physical Description: x, 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : brain change and social change -- How the brain shapes the political mind -- Anna Nicole on the brain -- The political unconscious -- The brain's role in family values -- The brain's role in political ideologies -- Political challenges for the twenty-first-century mind -- A new consciousness -- Traumatic ideas : the War on Terror -- Framing reality : privateering -- Fear of framing -- Confronting stereotypes : sons of the welfare queen -- Aim above the bad apples -- Cognitive policy -- Contested concepts everywhere -- The technical is the political -- Exploring the political brain -- The problem of self-interest -- The metaphors defining rational action -- Why hawks win -- The brain's language -- Language in the new enlightenment -- Afterword : what if it works? -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Citation/References Note: LJ 03/01/2008
PW 04/07/2008
Kirkus 04/15/2008
NYT Bk 06/22/2008
Summary, etc.: In What's the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank pointed out that a great number of Americans actually vote against their own interests. In The Political Mind, George Lakoff explains why.
Subject: Liberalism > United States.
Progressivism (United States politics)
Political culture > United States.
Conservatism > United States.
Communication in politics > United States.
Thought and thinking.

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