Davin Phoenix, "The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics" (Cambridge UP, 2020)


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In the race for the best book of 2020, Davin Phoenix has placed himself in the lead. Phoenix has written The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2019). He is assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. The Anger Gap answers dozens of the most important questions of our time. Throughout the book, Phoenix pushes for more data and more nuanced answers. We know from this book that anger is animating politics, but the ways that anger is expressed and translated into political participation, varies greatly by race, gender, and age.

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