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Celebrity Metaphor

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Three boulders emerge as the turning points in 2008: celebrity metaphor, the Palin effect, and financial crisis. The first emerges at the end of July and showered radioactive dust over the Democratic ... More


Capturing the White House

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

George W. Bush depended on evangelical voters for his election, and he maintained a close relationship with Christian Right leaders, who supported him on the Iraq War even when other Americans did ... More


Palin Effect

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At no point during the 2008 election campaign did the John McCain image generate much dramatic force. When Steven Schmidt assumed control over image making in early summer, even he could not liven up ... More


Financial Crisis

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Palin effect deflated before the financial crisis, and her polluted representation had already brought down John McCain. From that point on, the civil power of the Republican Party's election ... More


Running to the Right: Effects of Campaign Strategy on Mass Opinion and Behavior

Diana Mutz and Susanna Dilliplane

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the occasion of Republican John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as a vice-presidential running mate because this event signaled to many voters an abrupt change in McCain's ... More


Pro-Women, Pro-Palin, Antifeminist: Conservative Women and Conservative Movement Politics

Ronnee Schreiber

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyses the role of women in the conservative movement. It sets Sarah Palin against the background of a tradition of mobilization by right-wing women and explains how the growing ... More


Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Melissa Deckman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines why women have emerged as leaders of the Tea Party and what their emergence means for American politics. Through extensive interviews with a variety of Tea Party women, ... More


Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Magnus Course

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book blends convincing historical analysis with sophisticated contemporary theory in this ethnography of the Mapuche people of southern Chile. Based on many years of ethnographic fieldwork, the ... More


Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Liette Gidlow (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Election 2008 made American history, but it was also the product of American history. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin smashed through some of the most enduring barriers to high ... More


Rationing: Theory, Politics, and Passions

Daniel Callahan

in The Roots of Bioethics: Health, Progress, Technology, Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931378
eISBN:
9780199980598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931378.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sarah Palin, introducing the phrase “death panels” during the healthcare reform debate, injected a particularly sour flavor into the already troubled discussion of the control of healthcare costs. ... More


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