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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


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


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


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


Introduction: Mama Grizzlies Rising Up

Melissa Deckman

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter lays out the primary arguments of the book and introduces the methodology used, which includes semi-structured interviews with activists, participant-observation, textual analysis and ... More


Liberation and a Corset: Examining False Feminism in Steampunk

Mary Anne Taylor

in Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter will explore feminist possibilities presented through steampunk, and negotiate the complexities of gender empowerment through Victorian style. Although not a universal sentiment, many ... More


Palin: The Construction of Difference

Magnus Course

in Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the ritual hockey game of palin. Ritual hockey constitutes an engagement with “potential affines”—potential friends and enemies—in a number of different ways and at a number of ... More


In Defense of the White Nation: The Modern Conservative Movement and the Discourse of Exclusionary Nationalism

Enid Logan

in "At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752975
eISBN:
9780814753460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752975.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the racial politics of the right, asserting that the “real America” narrative forwarded by the McCain/Palin campaign was rooted in the racially coded populist discourse that the ... More


When perception becomes campaign reality

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

in The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The perception of a vice presidential home state advantage influences campaign strategy. To demonstrate this, this chapter presents an empirical analysis indicating that competitive states are ... More


Who votes for the running mate, anyway?

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

in The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter assesses the electoral influence of vice presidential candidates using a nationally representative dataset - the American National Election Studies (ANES) survey. The results indicate ... More


Taking the Long View of Election 2008

Liette Gidlow

in Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter examines the political context in which Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin launched their bids for national office, paying attention to the civil rights and ... More


Defining a Maverick: Putting Palin in the Context of Western Women’s Political History

Melanie Gustafson

in Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter assesses the Palin campaign as an exercise in political storytelling. In this media-saturated age in which party labels may not tell us much about a candidate, personal biography has ... More


Political Feminism and the Problem of Sarah Palin

Catherine E. Rymph

in Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter suggests that it is Palin's candidacy, rather than Clinton's, that gives us the better measure of the impact of the feminist movement of the past forty years. That there are women—and ... More


A Fiery Woman: Deborah in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries

Joy A. Schroeder

in Deborah's Daughters: Gender Politics and Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199991044
eISBN:
9780199359615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199991044.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Twentieth-century suffragists argued that Barak and Deborah’s political partnership represented equality of the sexes. Regina Jonas, ordained in 1935, was the first of many female rabbis using ... More


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