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The Evolving American Presidency

Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency

Authors: Conroy, Meredith

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This book analyzes the way media describe presidential candidates' character and the degree to which this discourse maintains a preference for masculinity in our politics, using content analysis of major print new media outlets.

About the authors

Meredith Conroy is Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino, USA.

Reviews

“Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency is one of the finest books on American politics I have ever had the intriguing pleasure to read.” (Hubert O’Hearn, January Magazine, januarymagazine.com, September, 2016)


"This book is the first to theorize and analyze the role of gendered candidate framing in presidential elections. Conroy's meticulous empirical work reveals that gendered framing is a significant factor in who wins the White House, even when both of the candidates are male. She takes the field in a refreshing new direction that better explains the dynamics of presidential politics." - Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College, USA

"In Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency, Meredith Conroy breaks new ground. Her innovative gender framing theory proves powerful, her broader consideration of gender is eye-opening, and her contribution could not be more timely. Conroy strikes the perfect balance between nuanced narrative and sophisticated analysis." - Justin Vaughn, Professor of Political Science, Boise State University, USA, and author of Czars in the White House: The Rise of Policy Czars as a Presidential Management Tools (2015)

"In this innovative and well-researched study, Meredith Conroy provides a thoughtful analysis on gender conflict framing in news coverage of presidential campaigns. Through content analysis and the merging of research in the areas of gender, media, and leadership, Conroy shows that the over-reliance of gendered media language in coverage of presidential candidates elevates masculine traits as those most desired by voters, disadvantaging women seeking higher office by potentially altering perceptions of their political leadership capabilities." - Lori Cox Han, Professor of Political Science, Chapman University, USA, and author of In It to Win: Electing Madam President (2015)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Man Enough?

    Conroy, Meredith

    Pages 1-21

  • Masculinity and Femininity in Politics: Expectations and Implications

    Conroy, Meredith

    Pages 23-50

  • Gender Bias and Mainstream Media

    Conroy, Meredith

    Pages 51-71

  • Gender Conflict Framing Theory

    Conroy, Meredith

    Pages 73-95

  • Gendered Character in Presidential Elections: A Descriptive Analysis

    Conroy, Meredith

    Pages 97-136

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45645-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45644-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency
Authors
Series Title
The Evolving American Presidency
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45645-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-45645-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45644-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 195
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