Rhetoric Of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton

Rhetoric Of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton

by Colleen E. Kelley
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ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Rhetoric Of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton

Kelley provides an examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's rhetorical responses to mediated versions of crises in the Clinton Administration. She begins by examining the historical First Lady, and then looks at mediated political realities in general as well as those of the Clinton presidency. Kelley also examines the rhetorical management of political crises and the crises management style of First Ladies, including Florence Harding and Eleanor Roosevelt.

The book focuses on the analysis of Hillary Rodham Clinton's rhetorical management of crises in her husband's Administration, including health care, Travelgate, Whitewater, and allegations of sexual misconduct. Kelley's approach is grounded in Kenneth Burke's framework of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation through rhetorical identification. She concludes with speculation regarding both the degree of success of Hillary Clinton's efforts as well as the implications of those efforts to rhetorical and political communication and feminist theory. This book will be of particular interest to scholars and researchers of the presidency and the role of the First Lady, political communication, and feminist studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275966959
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/2001
Series: Praeger Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


The Historical First Lady

Politics and Mediated Realities

Mitigating Factors in Mediated Realities

Crisis Management Rhetoric

Crisis Management Styles of First Couples

Crisis Management Discourse of Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Mini-Scandals" to Whitewater

Crisis Management Discourse of Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Travelgate" to Impeachment

The Rhetorical Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Rhetorical Strategies of Hillary Rodham Clinton



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