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Volume 6 of The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research series focuses on the rapidly changing rhetoric coloring American politics. An increasingly polarized electorate combined with advances in technology have led to a combative and pitched rhetoric through more and more outlets. Each chapter is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on communication studies, political science, history, and other fields.

Using the extensive collection of the C-SPAN Video Library, chapters cover the highly visible Thomas and Kavanaugh judicial nomination hearings as well as the ongoing debate around impeachment. Other pieces focus on the rhetoric of the 2008 Wall Street crisis, presidential campaign announcements, White House press conferences, floor time by women in the House of Representatives, the use of Twitter by legislators, and the puzzle of zero population growth. Collectively, they paint a picture of how Congress and the president approach the broad topic of political rhetoric using C-SPAN video as the basis for their research.

The C-SPAN Video Library is unique because there is no other research collection that is based on video research of contemporary politics. Methodologically distinctive, much of the research uses new techniques to analyze video, text, and spoken words of political leaders. No other book examines such a wide range of topics—from immigration to climate change to race relations—using video as the basis for research.

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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgement
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  1. Part 1: A Look at C-Span Programming With all its “Madisonian Passion”
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  1. Chapter 1: More Than Partisans: The Role of Identity in the Justice Kavanaugh Hearings
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  1. Chapter 2: Competing and Recurring Narratives: Crafting Credibility in the Hill-Thomas and Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings
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  1. Chapter 3: Partisanship Over Principle: The “Logic” of Congressional Impeachment Inquiries
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  1. Part 2: Portraits of Policy Discourse On C-Span
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  1. Chapter 4: Careless or Criminal? The Social Construction of Wall Street in the Aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis
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  1. Chapter 5: Schrödinger’s Podium: The Rhetoric of Presidential Campaign Announcements
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  1. Chapter 6: He Said, She Said: How Gender Affects the Tone and Substance of White House Press Briefings
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  1. Part 3: Looking Forward and Looking Back at Analysis of Communication Impacts
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  1. Chapter 7: Americans for Zero Population Growth: Media, Politics, and Public Understandings of Overpopulation
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  1. Chapter 8: Is There Anybody Out There? C-SPAN, Women, and the Distribution of Desirable Speech Time
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  1. Chapter 9: For the People Act of 2019: A Framing Analysis of Legislators’ Videos on Twitter
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  1. About the Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781612496238
Related ISBN(s)
9781612496214, 9781612496221
MARC Record
OCLC
1281933293
Pages
270
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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