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The Romney Lens: A Bifocal Approach to Mormonism, American Religion, and Politics in the Past Half-Century

J. B. Haws

in Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The place of Mormonism within American politics and culture changed considerably in the four decades that separated the 1967–1968 presidential candidacy of Michigan Governor George Romney and the two ... More


Conclusion: 2012 and Beyond

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bookended by Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 bids for the presidency, this section surveys recent interfaith relations among Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals. Romney’s campaigns struggled to surmount ... More


2012: Data-Driven Networked Campaigning

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/9780199731930.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The 2012 presidential candidates refined proven practices and ran the most data-driven campaigns in history. The candidates deployed social media, strategic online ad buys, and their websites as the ... More


Outsourcing Politics

Jamie Peck

in Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198727408
eISBN:
9780191793523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727408.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter explores the political representations of outsourcing, principally by way of presidential campaign discourse in the United States. The accusation of “shipping jobs overseas” has ... More


The Influence of User-Controlled Messages on Candidate Evaluations

Joshua Hawthorne and Benjamin R. Warner

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the extent to which social media communication influenced voter attitudes toward political candidates in the 2012 presidential election. Focusing on the first presidential ... More


2012: Data-Driven Networked Campaigning

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/9780190694043.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The 2012 presidential candidates refined proven practices and ran the most data-driven campaigns in history. The candidates deployed social media, strategic online ad buys, and used their websites as ... More


Surrogates or Competitors?: Social Media Use by Independent Political Actors

Julia R. Azari and Benjamin A. Stewart

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines social media usage by independent political actors, focusing on the use of Twitter to issue election narratives—messages about the meaning and significance of the election. ... More


Religion and the “Outsider” Candidates

Charles F. Irons

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/9780199372690.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the ways in which presidential candidates from outside the Protestant mainstream have ironically reinforced Protestant taxonomies of religion and conventions regarding the ... More


Comment Forum Speech as a Mirror of Mainstream Discourse

Karen S. Hoffman

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter compares the discourse of online comment forums to mainstream media discourse to determine whether the rhetoric employed by political elites is substantially different from that produced ... More


There and Back Again with Barack H. Obama

John Wilson

in Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858804
eISBN:
9780190236618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858804.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Barack Obama became the first African American president of the United States in 2008, and was re-elected in 2012. He is widely recognized for his oratorical skills, and the mantra behind his ... More


Afterword: Apocalypticism in the “Mormon Moment”

Christopher James Blythe

in Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190080280
eISBN:
9780190080310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080280.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This afterword looks at how Mormonism’s early apocalyptic beliefs haunted Latter-day Saints in the beginning of the twenty-first century. As part of increased media and popular culture coverage of ... More


New and Traditional Media Reportage on Electoral Campaign Controversies

Mike Gruszczynski

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether new and traditional media sources differ in their reportage on campaign controversies, and if so, how these differences arise. Focusing on the 2012 presidential ... More


2012

Morton Keller

in Obama's Time: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199383375
eISBN:
9780190252434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199383375.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the presidential election of 2012, with particular reference to the choice of the candidates, their campaigns, and the outcome. It begins by looking at the candidacy of Mitt ... More


Conclusion From Not White to Too White: The Continuing Contest over the Mormon Body

W. Paul Reeve

in Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199754076
eISBN:
9780190226282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754076.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter traces in broad strokes the Mormon racial story in the twentieth century. By the 1950s, Mormonism began passing as white, something that became a liability by the second half of the ... More


Traditional Media, Social Media, and Different Presidential Campaign Messages

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the differences between traditional and social media coverage of the 2012 presidential election across a range of dimensions, including volume and tone. Using data provided by ... More


Religion and Public Reasons: Making Laws and Evaluating Candidates*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“Religion and Public Reasons: Making Laws and Evaluating Candidates,” shows that what actually count as public reasons can differ for legislators and judges, that even among public reasons there can ... More


Young Guns and Billionaires

Samuel L. Popkin

in Crackup: The Republican Implosion and the Future of Presidential Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190913823
eISBN:
9780197520307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913823.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 examines how the Republican Party’s crackup evolved over the course of Barack Obama’s two terms as president. As divided as the GOP may have been after the 2008 presidential election, its ... More


Introduction: Controlling the Message in the Social Media Marketplace of Ideas

Victoria A. Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines how new and social media have become an integral part of daily political life and election campaigns in the United States. Using the context of the 2012 presidential election ... More


Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945

Patrick Q. Mason and John G. Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199358212
eISBN:
9780199358250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the years since 1945, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown rapidly in terms of both numbers and public prominence. It now claims some 15 million members worldwide. While most ... More


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