Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-14
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign explores issues of identity politics and the presidential election. Investigating all aspects of race, gender or ageism, the contributors to this volume address the role and function of identity politics in political campaigns, and highlight challenges of identity politics in contemporary political campaigns.

Author Biography

Robert E. Denton, Jr., holds the W. Thomas Rice Chair of Leadership Studies in the Pamplin College of Business and is professor in and head of the Department of Communication at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Identity Politics in the 2008 Presidential Campaign: An Overviewp. 1
Symbolic Womanhood and Sarah Palin: Running Against the Feminist Grainp. 25
"A More Perfect Union": Barack Obama's Failed Apologia and Successful Use of Identity Politicsp. 41
Playing the Gender Card Against a Stacked Deck: A Comparison of Senator Hillary Clinton and Governor Sarah Palin's Gender-based Apologia in the 2008 Presidential Electionp. 65
Identity Politics: Gender and Race in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Nominationp. 81
Barack Obama and the Cosmopolitan Candidacyp. 111
Evangelical Voters in the 2008 Republican Presidential Nominationp. 129
Deceptive Narratives in the 2008 Presidential Campaignp. 155
The Challenges and Limitations of "Identity Politics" in a Democracyp. 201
Epilogue: The Rhetoric of the Destruction of American Identity and the Academyp. 215
Indexp. 225
About the Contributorsp. 233
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