Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

by Charlton McIlwain, Stephen M Caliendo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439902769
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 01/21/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Charlton D. McIlwain is Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of When Death Goes Pop: Death, Media and the Remaking of Community and Death in Black and White: Death, Ritual and Family Ecology. He is coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity.

Stephen M. Caliendo is Professor of Political Science at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Inequality in America: Race, Poverty and Fulfilling Democracy's Promise and Teachers Matter: The Trouble with Leaving Political Education to the Coaches. He is coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Political Landscape of Race-Based Appeals

Part I The Empirical Evidence on Race Appeals
1. Producing Race Appeal: The Political Ads of White and Minority Candidates
2. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Deploying Racist Appeals among Black and White Voters
3. Neither Black nor White: The Fruitless Appeal to Racial Authenticity
4. Competing Novelties: How Newspapers Frame the Election Campaigns of Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Americans

Part II: Case Studies in Race Appeal
5. Racializing Immigration Policy: Issue Ads in the 2006 Election
6. Harold Ford Jr., Mel Martinez, and Artur Davis: Case Studies in Racially Framed News
7. Barack Obama, Race-Based Appeals, and the 2008 Presidential Election

Epilogue. Racialized Campaigns: What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go from Here?
Notes
References
Index

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