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The Tea Party as Brand

Khadijah Costley White

in The Branding of Right-Wing Activism: The News Media and the Tea Party

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190879310
eISBN:
9780190879358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879310.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Throughout the coverage of its emergence, news stories explicitly described the Tea Party as a brand of politics that attracted white working-class or middle-class Americans and generated profit, ... More


Rebranding Political Conservatism through Race, Gender, and Class

Khadijah Costley White

in The Branding of Right-Wing Activism: The News Media and the Tea Party

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190879310
eISBN:
9780190879358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879310.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The news media focused on race, gender, and class in contentious narratives that pushed people to tune their “headphones” into stories about the Tea Party brand. Branding shapes consumers’ tastes, ... More


Don’t Think of an Online Elephant

David Karpf

in The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199898367
eISBN:
9780199949717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898367.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The first 5 chapters of the book are primarily concerned with left-wing interest groups. This is for the simple reason that there is no right-wing analogue to MoveOn, Democracy for America, or ... More


Mobilized Grassroots and Roving Billionaires: The Panoply of Tea Party Organizations

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the organizations and networks that make up the Tea Party, drawing on publicly available evidence, in-depth personal interviews, and local observations. It starts ... More


Getting the Word Out: The Media as Cheerleader and Megaphone

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses how the structure and dynamics of US communications media provided Tea Party organizers with the publicity and access needed to flourish and have a major impact on governance. ... More


Behind the Costumes and Signs: Who Are the Tea Partiers?

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the people who have found the Tea Party idea compelling. It locates Tea Party people in US society, showing that they are overwhelmingly older white citizens, relatively well ... More


What They Believe: Ideas and Passions

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the political beliefs of Tea Party members. These include their determination to restore twenty-first century US government to the Constitutional principles articulated by the ... More


Welcome to the Party

Khadijah Costley White

in The Branding of Right-Wing Activism: The News Media and the Tea Party

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190879310
eISBN:
9780190879358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879310.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter lays out the Tea Party’s history as a mass-mediated construction in the context of journalism, political communication, and social movement studies. It argues that the news coverage of ... More


Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book studies the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence ... More


The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli delivered a dramatic rant against Obama administration programs to shore up the plunging housing market. Invoking the Founding Fathers and ... More


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