Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House

Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House : Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail

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Senator Hillary Clinton won 18 million votes in 2008 - nearly twice that of any presidential nominee in recent history - yet she failed to secure the Democratic nomination. In this compelling look at Clinton's historic candidacy, Regina Lawrence and Melody Rose explore how she came so close to breaking the ultimate glass ceiling in US politics, why she fell short, and what her experience portends for future female candidates in the media-saturated game of presidential politics. The result is more than just a postmortem of the Clinton campaign. Lawrence and Rose craft a sophisticated argument about the complex mix of gender stereotypes, media routines, and the particulars of individual character and electoral context that will shape the prospects of any woman who competes in the presidential arena. A compelling look at how Hillary Clinton came so close to breaking the ultimate glass ceiling in US politics, why she fell short, and what her experience portends for future female candidates in the media-saturated game of presidential politics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588266702
  • 9781588266705

Review quote

"An ambitious, insightful, and sophisticated look at how gender influenced Hillary Clinton's nomination campaign. Lawrence and Rose's work will appeal to anyone interested in women and politics in the US context." - Kim Fridkin, Arizona State University "Well written and accessible. Lawrence and Rose offer a fresh perspective on a historic campaign and, indeed, on women in US politics. It will be widely read." - Dianne Bystrom, Iowa State University.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Gender, the Media, and Hillary Clinton. Women & Presidential Politics. The Media & the Path to the White House. Hillary Clinton in Context. Clinton's Gender Strategy. Quantity vs. Quality of Media Coverage. A Gendered Game? The Future Female Presidency.show more

About Regina G. Lawrence

Regina G. Lawrence is Kevin P. Reilly, Sr., Chair in Political Communication at Louisiana State University. Her publications include The Politics of Force: Media and the Construction of Police Brutality and When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina. Melody Rose is associate professor of political science at Portland State University and the founding director of NEW Leadership Oregon. She is author of Abortion: A Documentary and Reference Guide and Safe, Legal, and Unavailable?: Abortion Politics in the 21st Century.show more

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