Reissued as part of the "Longman Classics in Political Science" series, Fenno's landmark study of eighteen members of Congress in their districts features a new Foreword by John Hibbing. Home Style, which won the 1979 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award and the 1980 D.B. Hardeman prize, has been re-issued in a "Longman Classics" Edition and features a new Foreword by renowned scholar John Hibbing of The University of Nebraska.
Each chapter concludes with "Conclusion."Foreword 1. Preparations of the Constituency. The Geographical Constituency: The District.The Reelection Constituency: The Supporters.The Primary Constituency: The Strongest Supporters.The Personal Constituency: The Intimates.2. Home Style: Allocation of Resources. Home Style.The Allocation of Resources: Time and Staff.3. Home Style: Presentation of Self I. The Presentation of Self.4. Home Style: Presentation of Self II. The Presentation of Self.Presentation of Self: Summary Speculations.5. Home Style: Explanation of Washington Activity. Explanation and Member Goals.Explaining Power.Explaining Policy.Explanation and Presentation.Explanatory Consistency.Explanation as Legitimation.Explanation as Education.6. Constituency Careers and Stylistic Change. The Stages of a Constituency Career.Expansionism and Protectionism.Stylistic Constraints.Stylistic Change: Individual.Stylistic Change: Aggregate.7. Home and Washington: Linkage and Representation. Linkage: Constituency Career and Washington CareerLinkage: Home Style and Washington Style.Representation: Summary Speculation.Appendix. Notes on Method: Participant Observation. Method and Project. The "Sample." Access. Rapport. The Observer and the Observed. Data. Evolution. Index.