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Michelle Obama

Author : Elizabeth J. Natalle
ISBN : 9781498512220
Genre : Social Science
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Michelle Obama: First Lady, American Rhetor is an edited anthology that explores the persona and speech-making of the country’s first African American first lady. The result of these thought-provoking essays is an interdisciplinary text that explores the First Lady from a rhetorical and cultural point of view. Authors analyze her Democratic National Convention speeches, her brand as First Lady, her communication from her latest trip to Africa, her agenda rhetoric in Let’s Move! and Reach Higher, and her coming out as a Black feminist intellectual when she spoke at Maya Angelou’s memorial service. Readers will recognize Michelle Obama as a rhetor of our times—a woman who influences America at the intersections of gender, race, and class and who is representative of what women are today.

Communication And The Work Life Balancing Act

Author : Elizabeth Fish Hatfield
ISBN : 9781498534161
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This edited collection analyzes how communication and gender influence work-life balance decisions for men and women in today’s culture. Touching on key topics in work-life balance research, contributors explore case studies that expose the challenges and progress influencing families today.

Technofeminist Storiographies

Author : Kristine L. Blair
ISBN : 9781498593045
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book recovers both historical and contemporary accounts of women’s lived experiences of technology, from Ada Lovelace and Hedy Lamarr to women working in the tech industry today, juxtaposing those stories with larger cultural representations of women and technology.

Women Of The 2016 Election

Author : Jennifer Schenk Sacco
ISBN : 9781498579797
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines prominent women in the 2016 US presidential election—candidates, staffers, families, journalists, and organizers. The authors examine feminism, motherhood, voter expectations, the press, gender, race, class, and agency in this interdisciplinary work spanning political science, communication, and women’s and gender studies.

Adolescence Girlhood And Media Migration

Author : Aimee Rickman
ISBN : 9781498553933
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book considers teens’ social media use as a lens through which to more clearly see American adolescence, girlhood, and marginality in the twenty-first century. It investigates how young women use social media to address, mediate, and negotiate the struggles they face in their daily lives as minors, females, and racial minorities.

Moms In Chief

Author : Tammy Vigil
ISBN : 0700627480
Genre : Political Science
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Moms in Chief provides a comprehensive analysis of the gender-based interpretations of political spouses that the press, the opposition, and the candidates' mates offer the public during presidential campaigns.

Framing Sarah Palin

Author : Linda Beail
ISBN : 9781136657856
Genre : Political Science
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Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential candidacy garnered tremendous levels of interest, polarizing the American public—both Democrats and Republicans alike. While many have wondered who she "really" is, trying to cut through the persona she projects and the one projected by the media, Beail and Longworth analyze why she touches such a nerve with the American electorate. Why does she ignite such passionate loyalty – and such loathing? How did her candidacy mobilize new parts of the electorate? Using the notion of "framing" as a way of understanding political perception, the authors analyze the narratives told by and about Sarah Palin in the 2008 election – from beauty queen, maverick, faithful fundamentalist and post-feminist role model to pit bull hockey mom, frontier woman, and political outsider. They discuss where those frames are rooted historically in popular and political culture, why they were selected, and the ways that the frames resonated with the electorate. Framing Sarah Palin addresses the question of what the choice and perception of these frames tells us about the state of American politics, and about the status of American women in politics in particular. What do the debates engendered by these images of Palin say about the current roles and power available to women in American society? What are the implications of her experience for future candidates, particularly women candidates, in American politics?

Rhetorics Of Motherhood

Author : Lindal Buchanan
ISBN : 9780809332212
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Obama S Political Saga

Author : Mary L. Rucker
ISBN : 9780739182918
Genre : Political Science
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The scope and theme of this book are political, polemical, sociological, and ideological. The book lays a historical foundation to explain the reason Obama has not had a successful political relationship with Congressional Republicans. The author relies on systemic racism to explain Obama’s political saga with the Congressional Republicans. In spite of the GOP’s obstructionist tactics, Obama still goes on to win re-election.

Disturbing Argument

Author : Catherine Palczewski
ISBN : 9781317652861
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This edited volume represents the best of the scholarship presented at the 18th National Communication Association/American Forensic Association Conference on Argumentation. This biennial conference brings together a lively group of argumentation scholars from a range of disciplinary approaches and a variety of countries. Disturbing Argument contains selected works that speak both to the disturbing prevalence of violence in the contemporary world and to the potential of argument itself, to disturb the very relations of power that enable that violence. Scholars’ essays analyze a range of argument forms, including body and visual argument, interpersonal and group argument, argument in electoral politics, public argument, argument in social protest, scientific and technical argument, and argument and debate pedagogy. Contributors study argument using a range of methodological approaches, from social scientifically informed studies of interpersonal, group, and political argument to humanistic examinations of argument theory, political discourse, and social protest, to creatively informed considerations of argument practices that truly disturb the boundaries of what we consider argument.

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