Upcoming Events

DC-AAPOR Book Club – Navigating Political Discussion in America on Tuesday, Jan. 24 12:00-1:00PM (ET)

DC-AAPOR invites you to burrow your way into What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America with authors Taylor N. Carlson and Jaime E. Settle.

Having read the book is not a requirement of attending. You can use the session as an opportunity to learn about the book before you read it!

During the session you can:

  • Hear directly from the editors about the book.
  • Ask questions and interact directly with the editors!
  • Take a sneak peek at details you may have missed.
  • Engage with others of similar interests.

Register for this virtual event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-aapor-book-club-20-navigating-political-discussion-in-america-tickets-769875266647?aff=oddtdtcreator

Tickets: Free for DC-AAPOR members AND students, $10 for nonmembers

About the Book:

Why are political conversations uncomfortable for so many people? The current literature focuses on the structure of people’s discussion networks and the frequency with which they talk about politics, but not the dynamics of the conversations themselves. In What Goes Without Saying, Taylor N. Carlson and Jaime E. Settle investigate how Americans navigate these discussions in their daily lives, with particular attention to the decision-making process around when and how to broach politics. The authors use a multi-methods approach to unpack what they call the 4D Framework of political conversation: identifying the ways that people detect others’ views, decide whether to talk, discuss their opinions honestly—or not, and determine whether they will repeat the experience in the future. In developing a framework for studying and explaining political discussion as a social process, What Goes Without Saying will set the agenda for research in political science, psychology, communication, and sociology for decades to come.

DC-AAPOR members attending the talk have a chance to win a copy of the book!

For questions about this event, contact Melissa Cidade at program.chair.dcaapor@gmail.com.


More information will be provided for other events as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you at our future events!