Political Rhetoric and the Media
The Year in C-SPAN Research, Volume 8
Series: Year in C-SPAN Archives Research
290 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 29 Illustrations
This volume of The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research features analyses of the C-SPAN Video Library, a digital collection of 275,000 hours of indexed videos, texts, and spoken words. Included in this volume are papers on Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign, rhetorical analysis of agriculture policy, and an examination of Senator Edward Kennedy’s positions on health care. The text also contains analysis of the “spectacle of committee hearings” and a look at the visuals used in the second Trump impeachment trial.
"This volume reaffirms that the C-SPAN Video Library is the preeminent source for understanding the ever-changing media coverage of political institutions. Robert Browning offers a gift to those political communication scholars seeking systematic analyses of videos covering political campaigns and conventions, debates and policy speeches, high-profile congressional hearings, and, most recently, impeachment trials. Using C-SPAN's archived videos, the authors challenge readers to consider how frames, visual symbols, and political rhetoric can be used to influence perceptions of the government's inner workings. Those who rise to meet and exceed these challenges will find videos freely accessible in the C-SPAN Video Library." —Terri L. Towner, Professor of Political Science, Oakland University
"An interdisciplinary endeavor that showcases the broad potential of the C-SPAN Video Library along with the breadth of the archive's content. This edition's collection of authors combines research rigor with easily understandable scholarship on interesting political phenomena of past and present. This engaging collection of chapters tackles a variety of topics from the late twentieth century through the first two decades of the twenty-first, such as campaigns, Congress, twenty-four-hour news networks, Trump politics, public policy, and gender-based challenges. This book is highly recommended reading for scholars and practitioners interested in studying American politics through the lens of the C-SPAN broadcasts." —Matthew Bergbower, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair, Indiana State University