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From the Publisher"Through her extensive array of interviews, Antoinette Pole has given us a rare glimpse into the mind of political bloggers. She illuminates the world of blogging from the perspective of the bloggers—both the well known and the largely anonymous—who inhabit and shape it. In addition, she offers important insights on how members of Congress and presidential candidates use blogs for constituent and campaign communication. Pole’s assertions about how blogs may change political participation are thoughtful and intriguing and constitute a significant contribution to the debate about how this new communication form will impact American politics."
—Richard Davis, Brigham Young University
"Among the aspects of the Internet with the greatest potential for transforming politics is the rapid growth of blogging. Antoinette Pole shines a light into several corners of the blogosphere—discussing African-American, Latino, women, and LGBT bloggers along with blogging by members of Congress and presidential candidates—and considers the meaning for democracy of the developments she documents."
—Kay Lehman Schlozman, Boston College
"With detail and precision, Blogging the Political explains who blogs about politics and why, filling an important gap for scholars interested in this emerging and often misunderstood phenomenon."
—Matthew R. Kerbel, Villanova University