Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

by Robert E. Denton Jr.
     
 

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This diverse and unique collection of essays examines a wide range of communication elements and themes in the context of the 2012 election. Topics include the early campaign and Romney’s nomination battle, candidate image, the rhetoric and campaigning of Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, issues of race, persuasive appeals to voters, the use of music and social…  See more details below

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This diverse and unique collection of essays examines a wide range of communication elements and themes in the context of the 2012 election. Topics include the early campaign and Romney’s nomination battle, candidate image, the rhetoric and campaigning of Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, issues of race, persuasive appeals to voters, the use of music and social media, and Obama’s second inaugural address. Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign aims not only to expand the contributions and understandings of the various roles of communication in the 2012 presidential election, but also to cultivate a more active, democratic citizenry.

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Joseph Blaney
Once again, Robert E. Denton, Jr., has assembled some of the top names in the field of political communication to unpack the nature and function of the 2012 presidential campaign. The result is a fine understanding of the creation, distribution, reception, and reaction to campaign messages in the 2012 context. From candidate surfacing to the broadest appeals of the campaign’s final weeks, the essential topics are all covered.
Melanie Mills
In this volume, an eclectic collection of insightful scholars thoroughly examine snippets of diverse discussions that made up the 2012 Presidential Campaign. In a time of extreme division and incivility in our national dialogue, these observations can be a catalyst for positive change. Denton’s Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign provides an opportunity for the reader to reflect on how different communication strategies and methods affect our ability to maintain an effective political structure and improve national dialogue at a time when the quality of both is clearly at risk.
Joseph R. Blaney
Once again, Robert E. Denton, Jr., has assembled some of the top names in the field of political communication to unpack the nature and function of the 2012 presidential campaign. The result is a fine understanding of the creation, distribution, reception, and reaction to campaign messages in the 2012 context. From candidate surfacing to the broadest appeals of the campaign’s final weeks, the essential topics are all covered.
Presidential Studies Quarterly
The scholars contributing to Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign thoroughly examine each topic, providing the reader with solid history, context, and analysis. Indeed, nontraditional topics, such as campaigning and advising by first ladies, political profiteering, and the skillful treatment of race in the 2012 Obama campaign, all entice the reader to delve deeper into the text. Thus, this must-read text is insightful and challenges all readers to consider carefully the impact of communication in political campaigns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739185186
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/04/2014
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert E. Denton, Jr. holds the W. Thomas Rice chair of leadership studies in the Pamplin College of Business and is professor in the Department of Communication at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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