Meredith Redlin, Christine Stewart-Nunez, Julie M. Barst, Karla M. Hunter, and J. D. Lane
Karla M. Hunter and J.D. Lane contributed "Getting a D-: The Dearth of Women in South Dakota Public Office."
Book description: This collaboration presents women's work in the form creative and scholarly writing as well as in original interviews with women leaders. The text is composed to be accessible to a broad audience. This new collection highlights South Dakota's women activists, promotes women's participation on the important issues facing our state, and inspires us all through the diversity of women's creative expression.
Mitchell S. McKinney, Mary C. Banwart, Karla M. Hunter, J. Lewis, J. E. Overton, and T. Brandenburger
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The 2008 U.S. election was arguably the most important election of our lifetime: the first African American president was elected to office; the candidacy of Sarah Palin marked only the second time that a major party ticket included a female; and the electoral performance of young citizens – digital natives, greatly attracted by digital media – signaled the highest turnout in a long time.Taking all these issues into consideration, this book offers a landmark examination of the 2008 election from a global perspective, with emphasis on the wide range of digital media utilized by the campaigners and how campaign communication influenced young citizens. The authors argue that the use of digital technologies in the campaign, and the success of Barack Obama in attracting young voters to his cause, provides an excellent case study – perhaps something of a turning point in campaign communication – for carefully examining the emerging role of digital political media, and a continuing renewal in young citizens’ electoral engagement. The wide-ranging contributions to this volume provide a comprehensive examination of a historic political campaign and election. The book’s findings offer revealing answers regarding the content and effects of various forms of political campaign communication, and raise questions and possibilities for future research.
Framing Same Sex Marriage: How Newspapers Covered Debates over the Definition of Marriage during the 2004 Election
During the 2004 election cycle, many states rushed to pass legislation that would prevent same sex couples from obtaining state-sanctioned marriages. Oregon and Georgia both proposed and approved bans on same sex marriage, but did so with varying levels of voter approval (57% & 75%, respectively). In an effort to understand how media might have influenced this outcome, this book presents a case study in media framing, using those states' newspaper coverage of same sex marriage legislation as the primary texts. The book also includes an introduction to framing theory and brief historical accounts of the institution of marriage as well as gay rights activism and how the two have come to be intertwined in public and private spheres. The framing analysis reveals the complexities of the debate over marriage, the attempt to define marriage, and the practice of analyzing media via distinct frames. This book will be useful for scholars in media, politics, communication, journalism, GLBT studies, and religious studies, as well as for anyone else who is interested in better understanding and shaping the debate over marriage legislation in the United States.
Bruce Drushel, Kathleen M. German, and Jenn Anderson
'Queer Identities/Political Realities' examines the intersection of political leadership, media coverage, and sexual identity with particular emphasis on the negotiation of meaning between public behavior and private behavior in the United States. Centering on cases that illuminate key issues, each chapter questions assumptions about media coverage and extends current theoretical understanding. Each chapter focuses on a specific case within the broader conceptual fabric of queer theory, media theory, or rhetorical criticism. Varied methodological approaches allow us to gauge public discourse of multifaceted controversies that involve same sex behavior. History reveals frequent occasions when private sexual behaviors surface to attract public interest. While the prejudices and discrimination against same-sex partnerships, whether casual or permanent, remain entrenched in United States culture, there have been occasions when the public discussion is riveted on instances. This book argues that public interest changes when the partners in such relationships are of the same sex. The extraordinary public prejudice against same sex unions and public censure has been well documented in other research reports and continues to receive attention in other scholarly publications. This book will examine the unique intersection of political leadership, media coverage, and same-sex behavior.
George McGovern, Donald Simmons, Daniel Gaken, Karla M. Hunter, and B. Tucker
Karla M. Hunter and B. Tucker are contributing authors, How Leaders Communicate.
Book description: This book is written specifically for emerging leaders. It introduces students to basic leadership history and theory, as well as incorporates service and emphasizes the importance of leadership for the common good. Twenty contributing authors, as well as, George S. McGovern, Donald C. Simmons, Jr., and Daniel M. Gaken have put together a comprehensive book for use in leadership courses at colleges and universities. Topics include: history of leadership, theories, communication, challenges, ethics, service, and case studies.
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