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

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Contemporary observers of politics in America often reduce democracy to demography. Whatever portion of the vote not explained by the class, gender, race, and religious differences of voters is ... More


2008: Networked Campaigning and Controlled Interactivity

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

in Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199731930
eISBN:
9780199357482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731930.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

If the 2004 presidential campaigns demonstrated a paradigm shift as mass-mediated campaigning gave way to digital media campaigning, which in turn changed the power dynamic between supporters and ... More


2008: Networked Campaigning and Controlled Interactivity

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

in Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190694043
eISBN:
9780190694081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694043.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

If the 2004 presidential campaigns demonstrated a paradigm shift as mass-mediated campaigning gave way to networked media campaigning (which in turn changed the power dynamic between supporters and ... More


Opportunity Costs: The Impact of the 2008 Campaign on the Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton

Scharn Robinson

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at Bill Clinton's role in the 2008 campaign and his special relationship to Black voters. As he left office in 2001, Clinton's positive legacy of social and economic inclusiveness ... More


Suspicions—and Surprises: The 2008 Presidential Campaign Season

J. B. Haws

in The Mormon Image in the American Mind: Fifty Years of Public Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199897643
eISBN:
9780199369676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897643.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Not only did Mormonism come up during Mitt Romney’s run for the presidency during the 2008 campaign, it arguably was the heavy blow that knocked Romney out of the race. Many Mormons were just as ... More


Populist Currents in the 2008 Presidential Campaign

Ronald P. Formisano

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/9780252036606.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter highlights the populist strains in the 2008 campaigns and connects them to the nation's long history of politics “for the people.” When “Joe the Plumber” heckled Obama in Toledo, when ... More


Hope for a Change

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The evangelical left experienced a second coming in the mid-2000s. Founding leaders of the 1970s evangelical left, such as Jim Wallis, gained renewed influence as Democrats struggled to counteract ... More


The Difference that “Difference” Makes

Elisabeth Israels Perry

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/9780252036606.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter explores whether the categories of difference that set Americans apart from one another will ever, or should ever, cease to figure in assessments of a person's qualifications ... More


Between Hope and Despair: Obama and Evangelical Politics

Steven P. Miller

in Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199372690
eISBN:
9780199372737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372690.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the significance of the Obama phenomenon—both Barack Obama’s rise to power and his tenure in office—for the place of evangelicalism in recent American politics since the 2008 ... More


Letter versus Spirit

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 turns its attention to the stasis of letter versus spirit. Traditionally, this stasis has been understood as pitting the exact words of a text against the author’s intent, but the chapter ... More


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