Daniel Laurison, "Producing Politics: Inside the Exclusive Campaign World Where the Privileged Few Shape Politics for All of Us" (Beacon Press, 2022)

New Books in American Politics

Aug 1 2022 • 42 mins

Who runs American politics? In Producing Politics: Inside the Exclusive Campaign World Where the Privileged Few Shape Politics for All of Us (Beacon Press, 2022), Daniel Laurison, an associate professor of sociology at Swarthmore College, explores the hidden world of campaign professionals to offer a new sociological perspective on how contemporary politics works. The book explores how ‘politicos’ get their jobs, how they judge work and worth, and the importance of their actions to political campaigns, showing the inequalities at the heart of the profession. Alongside new theorisations of campaigning and of politics itself, the book offers essential reading across social sciences and arts and humanities, as well as to anyone interested in politics today. Dave O'Brien is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries, at the University of Sheffield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You Might Like

New Books in Sociology
New Books in Sociology
New Books Network
Chinese Whispers
Chinese Whispers
The Spectator
Americano
Americano
The Spectator
Stephanomics
Stephanomics
Bloomberg
The New European Podcast
The New European Podcast
The New European
David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles
David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles
Democracy at Work - David Harvey
Talking Feds
Talking Feds
Harry Litman
The Edition
The Edition
The Spectator
The Fourcast
The Fourcast
Channel 4 News
Payne's Politics
Payne's Politics
Financial Times
Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine
Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine
C13Originals / Tim Weiner / Jigsaw Productions / Prologue Productions