Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election, 1st Edition

  • Caroline Heldman
  • Meredith Conroy
  • Alissa R. Ackerman
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  • ISBN-10: 1440859426
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859427
  • DDC: 324.973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 180 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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In this book, the authors analyze the nature of gender in public opinion, media coverage, social media, and culture during the 2016 presidential election. They assess whether conventional expectations and theories hold up in today's sociopolitical climate. Moreover, they consider how Hillary Clinton's foray into relatively uncharted territory might redirect the political field--and its implications for women with political ambitions--going forward.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Gender Matters in U.S. Politics.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Introduction: Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election.
1: Labyrinths and Glass Ceilings: Barriers to Women’s Political Leadership.
2: “The Emperor Has No Balls”: Masculinity and the Presidency.
3: “A Different Hill Than Men Have to Climb”: Women Who Have Run for the Presidency.
4: “I Don’t Vote with My Vagina”: Hillary Clinton’s Primary Elections.
5: “Such a Nasty Woman”: The 2016 General Election.
6: #CrookedHillary: An Analysis of Social Media Discourse During the 2016 Election with Eric Vorst.
7: Conclusion: “Within Spitting Distance”—Barriers to a Female Presidency.
About the Authors.