Centrist Rhetoric

Author: Antonio de Velasco
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739139806
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focused on the centrist rhetoric of President Bill Clinton, Centrist Rhetoric explores questions about the basic nature and function of pleas to transcend partisan division. Using close textual analysis in the context of a broader theoretical argument about rhetoric, democracy, and transcendence, this book promises a fresh approach to dealing with the contradictions inherent to using the center as a political metaphor.

Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign

Author: Robert E. Denton, Jr.
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073914104X
Format: PDF
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Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign explores issues of identity politics and the presidential election. Investigating all aspects of race, gender or ageism, the contributors to this volume address the role and function of 'identity politics' in political campaigns, and highlight challenges of 'identity politics' in contemporary political campaigns.

Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics

Author: Brian T. Kaylor
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739148808
Format: PDF
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Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in the Age of Confessional Politics analyzes religious rhetoric in presidential campaigns from 1976-2008, proposing a confessional political style successful candidates must employ that differs sharply from earlier ideals of civic piety. Brian T. Kaylor also considers changes in American society that helped create this confessional political system and critiques the problems with this system.

Communication Realities in a Post Racial Society

Author: Mark P. Orbe
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739169920
Format: PDF
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Drawing from a large national qualitative data set generated by 333 diverse participants from 12 different states across 6 U.S. regions, Mark P. Orbe offers a comprehensive look into public perceptions of Barack Obama's communication style, race matters, and the role of the media in 21st century politics. The book is the first of its kind and provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the similarities and differences that exist among diverse groups of everyday U.S. Americans.

Us against Them

Author: Randy Bobbitt
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1461634652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Us against Them examines the phenomenon of talk radio and the role that it plays in the American political process as well as popular culture. Utilizing historical accounts of the industry's growth, biographies of well-known hosts, and interviews with individuals working in the industry, Randy Bobbitt explores why people choose to listen to political talk instead of music when they turn on their radio.

Internet Policy in China

Author: Helen Sun
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739169998
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Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet Cafés reports the results of a multi-layered study of the Internet café phenomenon in the People's Republic of China. Helen Sun investigates how the Internet has been used by the state and individuals, as well as the implications of Chinese Internet policies and regulations.

Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film

Author: Beverly Merrill Kelley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739172085
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Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film, by Beverly Merrill Kelley, is a unique investigation that advances beyond typical left (liberal) and right (conservative) political distinctions found in most studies dealing with politics in cinema. This text offers a systematic and comprehensive study of American political films with an extensive ideological filmology. Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film is an essential study of the crossroads of politics and culture.

The George W Bush Presidency

Author: Robert E. Denton, Jr.
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739172689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The George W. Bush Presidency: A Rhetorical Perspective, edited by Robert E. Denton, Jr., examines the rhetoric of former president George W. Bush across contexts of domestic policy, foreign policy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and politics in general. The contributors to this volume variously analyze Bush s inaugural and State of the Union addresses, as well as his political philosophy, policy issues, and the rocky relationship with the news media. Collectively, they provide insight into the role of public discourse in the campaigning and governing of the George W. Bush presidency."

Gender and the American Presidency

Author: Theodore F. Sheckels
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739166794
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced, by Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold, and Diana Bartelli Carlin, is a book that includes interviews with several of the subjects, inviting not only the reader, but the women themselves to consider why they have been dismissed as presidential contenders. Gender and media scholars as well as the general public will find the barriers of communication style, geography, stereotyping, and more, both frustrating and fascinating as the US attempts to catch up with most of the world where women are routinely elected presidents and prime ministers.

The Perfect Response

Author: Gary C. Woodward
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739140027
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Perfect Response offers a framework for assessing the nature of fluency, and explaining the personal attributes that account for why some communicators excel more than most in connecting with others.