Cracked but Not Shattered

Cracked but Not Shattered : Hillary Rodham Clinton's Unsuccessful Campaign for the Presidency

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Cracked But Not Shattered thoroughly analyzes Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination with an eye to identifying what went wrong-why, the frontrunner, she ended up not breaking 'the glass ceiling.' Although her communication was flawed and the media coverage of her did reflect biases, these essays demonstrate how her campaign was in trouble from the start because of her gender, status as a former First Lady, and being half of a political couple.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 18mm | 358g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739137301
  • 9780739137307

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 I.Contexts Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Alternative Approaches to Delegate Selection and Their Effects on the 2008 Democratic Primary Election Results Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Public Woman, Private Wife: Hillary Clinton Could Not Have Won Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Hillary, You Can't Go Home Again: The Entrapment of the First Lady Role Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Clinton Political Team: Marriage, Gender, and the Presidential Quest Part 7 II.Communication Chapter 8 Chapter 5. It Takes a Village to Win: A Rhetorical Analysis of "Hillary for President" Chapter 9 Chapter 6. The First-and Last-Woman Standing: Hillary Rodham Clinton's Presidential Primary Debate Performance Chapter 10 Chapter 7. "It's 3 a.m.": Strategic Communication in Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential Primary Part 11 III.Media Chapter 12 Chapter 8. The Cleavage Commotion: How the Press Covered Senator Clinton's Campaign Chapter 13 Chapter 9. She's Not Laughing: Political Humor and Hillary Clinton's Campaign for President Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Democrat Suffers Media Bias: Hillary's Fight Against Pro-Obama Coverage Part 15 Afterword
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Cracked But Not Shattered is an essential read for scholars, campaign consultants, and political junkies interested in learning more about Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic campaign for the 2008 Democratic party presidential nomination. In this volume, Professor Sheckels assembles leading scholars in the fields of communication, political science, and gender studies whose contributions illuminate the context for Senator Clinton's campaign, her communication and rhetorical strategies, and media coverage of her landmark campaign. Descriptions and scrutiny of Clinton, her campaign, and the media offer insightful and valuable analyses for scholars, practitioners, and future women candidates alike. -- John C. Tedesco, Virginia Tech Cracked But Not Shattered offers a series of fascinating and compelling insights about Clinton's historic campaign in 2008. Sensitive to issues of gender and bias, the essays that Sheckels has assembled teach and tell much about Clinton's efforts, revealing why she was both unsuccessful at securing election and successful at paving the way for the female political leaders of the future. This book paves the way for what will surely be many investigations of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her powerful communicative impact on the 2008 election, American politics in general, and the nation as a whole. -- Trevor Parry-Giles, University of Maryland The edited collection...has clear pedagogical value in its summary of issues that affected the Clinton campaign. * Rhetoric & Public Affairs *
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About Theodore F. Sheckels

Theodore F. Sheckels is A. G. Ingram Professor of English at Randolph-Macon College.
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