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Chapter 4: The American Political Landscape 1) Indicators a) Geographic i) Regional or State identity that influences electorate b) Social i) Race, ethnicity, gender, family structure, religion, occupation, education c) Economic i) Income , wealth, resources 2) Demographics: the study of the population (indicators above) 3) Heterogeneous society a) Democratic politics b) Different groups acting in their own interests c) Cross-cutting cleavages: divisions (indicators) within a society that cut across
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Unformatted text preview: demographic categories to produce groups that are more heterogeneous or different. 4) Homogeneous society a) Reinforcing cleavages: divisions within a society that reinforce one another, making more groups more homogeneous or similar 5) Wealth vs. Income a) Wealth self-worth b) Income flow of money (salary) i) The average income doubled in the 50s/ 60s ii) Since then, it has remained about the same iii)...
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