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Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency (Hardcover) (Meredith Conroy)
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Notions of leadership in the United States embrace masculinity and reject femininity. Meredith Conroy's analysis of presidential election media coverage finds that the media invokes Gender Conflict Framing, creating a narrative in which a more masculine candidate is in conflict with a more feminine candidate. To what extent do media play a role in the maintenance of this gender hierarchy, where masculinity is the norm—and preference—in American politics? 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 media outlets.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Process / Elections, Political Process / Leadership, Government / Executive Branch
Series Title: Evolving American Presidency
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Meredith Conroy
Street Date: September 16, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3609
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