Rhetorical Studies of National Political Debates 1960 1992

Author: Robert V. Friedenberg
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275943402
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This rhetorical studies text asks: why is the press involved in political debates?; why are debates likely to be an enduring part of the presidential campaigns?; and why are some candidates successful as debaters while others are not? It shows how debates have become more than campaign spectacles.

Political Communication

Author: Richard M. Perloff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136688463
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this political communication text, Richard M. Perloff examines the various ways in which messages are constructed and communicated from public officials and politicians through the mass media to the ultimate receivers-the people. With a focus on the history of political communication, he provides an overview of the most significant issues in the study of politics and the media. In addition to synthesizing facts and theories, and highlighting the scholarly contributions made to the understanding of political communication effects, Political Communication addresses such factors as the rhetorical accomplishments of American presidents, the ongoing tangles between the press and the presidency, and the historical roots of politics as it is practiced and studied today. It also addresses major issues about the press and politics that continually resurface, such as question of press bias and the use and manipulation of media by politicians to accomplish national goals. As a comprehensive and engaging introduction to contemporary political communication, this volume provides all readers with a historical perspective on American politics and press and offers a unique appreciation of the strengths and virtues of political communication in America.

Political Campaign Communication

Author: Judith S. Trent
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442206713
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its seventh edition, Political Campaign Communication provides a realistic understanding of the strategic and tactical communication practices utilized in contemporary political campaigns. Trent, Friedenberg, and Denton's classic text has been updated to reflect recent election campaigns, including the 2010 congressional elections and the initial stages of the 2012 presidential election. In addition, the authors have examined the expanding role of the internet in political campaigns. Political Campaign Communication continues to be a classroom favorite—a thoroughly researched, insightful, and reader-friendly text.

Politeness in Presidential Debates

Author: William O. Dailey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742529748
Format: PDF
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Politeness in Presidential Debates analyzes politeness strategies in presidential and vice presidential debates from 1960 to 2004. After an introduction to politeness theory and how to apply it to debates, the authors summarize each candidate's politeness strategies, relate them to the historical context of the appropriate campaign, and consider them in relation to other studies conducted on the debates. This well-researched book ends with implications for debate planners, politicians, citizens, and scholars, including an insightful chapter on the electorate's ideal debate.