Images, Scandal, and Communication Strategies of the Clinton Presidency (Praeger Series in Presidential Studies)

Images, Scandal, and Communication Strategies of the Clinton Presidency (Praeger Series in Presidential Studies)

by Rachel L. Holloway
     
 

Denton, Holloway, and their contributors present analyses of communication strategies used in the Clinton administration, with a special focus on President Clinton's responses to the Lewinsky scandal and impeachment.

Chapters explore the Clinton administration's attempts to control his image through rhetorical and media strategies, his appeal to women voters, the

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Overview

Denton, Holloway, and their contributors present analyses of communication strategies used in the Clinton administration, with a special focus on President Clinton's responses to the Lewinsky scandal and impeachment.

Chapters explore the Clinton administration's attempts to control his image through rhetorical and media strategies, his appeal to women voters, the changing image of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton's discourse on race. The second half of the book focuses on Clinton's responses to the Lewinsky scandal, media coverage and polling during the scandal, and Clinton's impact on the symbolic nature of the American presidency. This book will be of particular interest to scholars, students, and other researchers involved with communication, political science, political sociology, political communication, and scandal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275971755
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Series:
Praeger Series in Presidential Studies
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Political Image Management Dynamics of President Bill Clinton1
2Clinton's Public Relations Nightmares Begin39
3Clinton's Televised Town Hall Meetings as a Political Strategy: The Illusion of Control61
4Behind Their Skirts: Clinton and Women Voters91
5From First Lady to United States Senator: The Role and Power of Image in the Transmogrifying of Hillary Rodham Clinton113
6Seven Lessons from President Clinton's Race Initiative: A Post-Mortem on the Politics of Desire143
7Bill Clinton in Rhetorical Crisis: The Six Stages of Scandal and Impeachment173
8Resurrecting the Clinton Presidency: A Linguistic Profile195
9Clinton's Rhetoric of Contrition219
10The Framing of Network News Coverage During the First Three Months of the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal247
11The Rhetoric of Presidential Approval: Media Polling and the White House Intern Scandal271
12William Jefferson Clinton and the Symbolic Dimensions of the American Presidency: Issues of Character and Public Trust299
Selected Bibliography325
Index333
About the Editors337

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