Televised Presidential Debates in a Changing Media Environment, 1st Edition

  • Edward A. Hinck
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  • ISBN-10: 1440850445
  • ISBN-13: 9781440850448
  • DDC: 324.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 605 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This two-volume set examines recent presidential and vice presidential debates, addresses how citizens make sense of these events in new media, and considers whether the evolution of these forms of consumption is healthy for future presidential campaigns—and for democracy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Presidential Campaign Debates in a Changing Media Environment.
1: The Traditions and Expectations of Presidential Debates.
2: Do/How Might Presidential Debates Matter? Learning from 2012.
Studies of the 2004 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates.
3: Incumbent and Challenger Influences on Argument Strategies in Presidential Debates.
4: Don't Misunderestimate the Power of Debates: How the 2004 Presidential Debates Reinforced George W. Bush as the Moral Choice.
5: It Was Not about the Issues: Ethos in the 2004 Presidential Debates.
Studies of the 2008 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates.
6: Joe Biden's Nonverbal Ridicule as a Case of Strategic Maneuvering in the 2012 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate.
Studies of the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates.
7: It Wasn't Even Close: Viewers' Thoughts about the First 2012 Presidential Debate.
8: Mitt Romney at Hofstra: Surface Arguments and Substantive Failure.
Studies of the 2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates.
9: Representing Class in Presidential Debates, 2008-2016.
10: The 2016 Presidential Debates as Public Argument.
11: Hillary Rodham Clinton Negotiates Gender in the Debates of 2016.
12: The Year of the Alpha Male Writ Large: The Gender Dynamics of the 2016 Election and the Presidential Debates.
13: The Effects of Debate Viewing on Candidate Image Perceptions in the 2016 Televised Presidential General Election Debates.
Assessing Debate Discourse.
14: The “People's Debate” : Has the Town Hall Format Delivered on Its Grand Promise?.
15: Female Voters and the Perception of Presidential Leadership in Politeness Strategies in the Debates from the 2000-2016 Presidential Campaigns.
16: Civil Dialogue®: A New Lens through Which to View Presidential Debates.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.