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Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics

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The president of the United States traditionally serves as a symbol of power, virtue, ability, dominance, popularity, and patriarchy. In recent years, however, the high-profile candidacies of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Bachmann have provoked new interest in gendered popular culture and how it influences Americans' perceptions of the country's highest political office.In this timely volume, editors Justin S. Vaughn and Lilly J. Goren lead a team of scholars in examining how the president and the first lady exist as a function of public expectations and cultural gender roles. The authors investigate how the candidates' messages are conveyed, altered, and interpreted in "hard" and "soft" media forums, from the nightly news to daytime talk shows, and from tabloids to the blogosphere. They also address the portrayal of the presidency in film and television productions such as Kisses for My President (1964), Air Force One (1997), and Commander in Chief (2005).With its strong, multidisciplinary approach, Women and the White House commences a wider discussion about the possibility of a female president in the United States, the ways in which popular perceptions of gender will impact her leadership, and the cultural challenges she will face.

Editor: Vaughn, Justin S.
Editor: Goren, Lilly J.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics
Pages: 00328 (Encrypted EPUB) / 00352 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2012-11-05
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780813141015
Lib Category: Presidential candidates - United States
Lib Category: Presidents - Family relationships -
Category: Political Science : Political Process - Elections
Category: Social Science : Gender Studies
Category: Social Science : Media Studies



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