Title

How Much Do They Help? Ethnic Media and Political Knowledge in the United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Subject: LCSH

Immigrants -- Political activity -- Case studies, Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects -- Case studies, Social integration -- Political aspects -- Case studies

Disciplines

Political Science

Abstract

“Chris Haynes and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan also move beyond the issue of political participation to investigate immigrants’ knowledge of politics in the United States. Though it is a key component of citizen competence, political knowledge has rarely been studied in the context of immigrant political integration. Recognizing that immigrants are not a homogeneous group, Haynes and Ramakrishnan describe the levels of knowledge of American politics among the three main ethnic-minority groups in the United States – namely, Latinos, Asian Americans and African Americans. Haynes and Ramakrishnan also provide an innovative approach to the field of immigrant political integration by examining the role of the ethnic media in structuring the levels of knowledge of American politics among these three groups; this is an increasingly salient question in the United States with the growth in the number and popularity of such media.” – Antoine Bilodeau, from book introduction

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Publisher Citation

Haynes, Chris, and Karthick Ramakrishnan. 2016. “How Much Do They Help? Ethnic Media and Political Knowledge in the United States.” In Bilodeau, A., & Heelsum, A. J., eds. (2016). Just ordinary citizens?: Towards a comparative portrait of the political immigrant.