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Hillary Clinton's race for the White House : gender politics and the media on the campaign trail

by Lawrence, Regina G., 1961-

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction JK2281.L39 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  JK2281.L39 2010
 
 
Summary
Senator Hillary Clinton won 18 million votes in 2008 - yet she failed to secure the Democratic nomination. This book looks at how Hillary Clinton came so close to breaking the glass ceiling in US politics, and what her experience portends for future female candidates in the media-saturated game of presidential politics.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Early in the election of 2008, Hillary Clinton seemed poised to win the Democratic nomination and very possibly the historic prize of being the first woman president of the U.S. Did biased media coverage have anything to do with her failure to reach her goal? Feminist and media scholars Rose and Lawrence examine how Clinton's candidacy was treated in the media, allegations of sexism in reporting on her campaign, and charges that she used the allegations to gain sympathy with women voters, particularly as her prospects waned. The authors examine the impact of Clinton's personality, her controversial political history, and missteps in her campaign on the media coverage she received. Beyond the Clinton campaign, the authors also explore the broader implications for women in politics and the prospects of whether at some point a woman will reach the ultimate political office in the U.S. despite the deeply embedded cultural perceptions that women are too emotional for a job that requires cool and rational thought from the leader of the world's most powerful nation.--Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
Clinton, Hillary Rodham -- Relations with journalists.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Women presidential candidates -- Press coverage -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008.
Publisher Boulder, CO :Lynne Rienner Publishers,2010
Contributors Rose, Melody.
Language English
Description x, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-265) and index.
ISBN 9781588266958 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1588266958 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781588266705 (alk. paper)
1588266702 (alk. paper)
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