Outsiders Looking In: A Communication Perspective on the Hill/Thomas Hearings

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572730182
  • Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Series: Communication Series
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
1 The Gendered Senate: National Politics and Gender Imagery After the Thomas Hearing 3
2 "L'Affaire Thomas" and the Politics of Image 17
3 The Role of Presumption in the Hill-Thomas Hearings 37
4 Evidence, Credibility, and Narrative Structures: The Case of Anita Hill 57
5 Voice and Visibility in the Hill/Thomas Hearings 79
6 What Didn't They "Get?": Some Thoughts on Help Seeking, Advice Giving, and Gender 95
7 Last Laughs and Final Words: Humor and Power in the Hill/Thomas Hearings 107
8 Who Was Lying in the Hill-Thomas Hearings: Nonverbal Communication Profiles 129
9 Hill versus Thomas: Text in a Televised Trial or Allegory of a Trial 151
10 Mainstream News Frames the Hill/Thomas Hearings 167
11 Hill-Thomas Confirmation Cartoons: Comedy and the Law 183
12 Designing the Hearings on Designing Women: Creative and Business Influences on Content 205
13 "Women's Reality" and the Untold Story: Designing Women and the Revisioning of the Thomas/Hill Hearings 229
14 Anthony's Silence: The Intersection of Sex, Gender and Race in Designing Women 249
15 Who Do You Trust? Teaching Narrative Argument with the Hill-Thomas Senate Hearings 267
16 Sex Differences in Response to Relationship Crises: A Case Study of the Hill-Thomas Hearings 283
Appendix 303
Author Index 321
Subject Index 329
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