Politics on display (2019)

yard signs and the politicization of social spaces

in: Oxford scholarship online

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Political yard signs are one of the most conspicuous features of American political campaigns, yet they have received little attention as a form of political communication or participation. Against the backdrop of today's political environment of conflict and division, this text advances a new understanding of how citizens experience campaigns, explaining why many still insist on airing their views in public and what happens when social spaces become political spaces.