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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Epilogue

Kathryn Reklis

in Theology and the Kinesthetic Imagination: Jonathan Edwards and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199373062
eISBN:
9780199373086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373062.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The longing for a unified whole is as acute in late as it was in early modernity, and that longing is often projected onto bodily ecstasy. The epilogue suggests another way of understanding revival ... 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


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


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


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