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Robert X. Browning 
Power and Politics in the Media 
The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 9

Power and Politics in the Media: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 9 features articles from multiple disciplines that use the C-SPAN Video Library to explore recent controversies in American politics. Topics covered include Supreme Court nominations, Supreme Court oral arguments, rhetoric on disasters and COVID-19, and the effect of clothing on the approval of women in power. What unites these topics is the unique use of the video record of C-SPAN to explore the intersections of politics, power, rhetoric, and the media in the contemporary United States. Written in accessible prose, this volume showcases some of the most pressing issues today in a variety of political and communication issues while demonstrating video research methodologies.
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1. The Sudden Rise of Critical Race Theory as a Line of Inquiry in Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings: An Exploration of Changing Rhetoric on Race in the Televised Era, by Laurie L. Rice and Steven Brien

2. Examining the Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearing in the Context of Racial and Emotional Cues, by Julia C. Valdes

3. Supreme Court Mominees: Political Implications of Motherhood Rhetoric in Judicial Nominations, by Michelle Irving

4. With Greater Transparency Comes Greater, but Temporary, Engagement: An Analysis of C-SPAN’s Live Audio Broadcasts of Supreme Court Oral Argument, by Rachael Houston and Timothy R. Johnson

5. People Evaluate a Female Politician’s Use of Verbal Aggression Differently Based on Her Clothing Color: A Further Test of the “Petty in Pink” Effect, by Adam S. Richards and Patrick Rice

6. Respondents and Activists: Citizen Roles in Formulating Congressional Committee Hearings as Public Spectacle, by Joshua Guitar, Sheri Bleam, Madeline Studebaker, Samantha Urash, and Michael Perkins

7. Disaster Management in Transition: Exploring the Communicative Discourse of Disaster-Related Initiatives, Policies, and Consequences as Captured in the C-SPAN Video Library, by Brett W. Robertson

8. Fact or Fiction? The Discursive Framing of Narrative Resilience Using Trump’s COVID-19 Presidential Talk, by Sean M. Eddington

9. Economic Narratives During COVID-19: Exploring Congressional Stories About the Economy in the C-SPAN Video Library, by Lauren Berkshire Hearit and Elsie Craig

10. Economics in Translation/Transition: Sensemaking and Policymaking During the Great Recession, by Timothy Betts




About the author

Robert X. Browning is a professor of political science and communication at Purdue University. He is the founder and executive director of the C-SPAN Archives, which received a George Foster Peabody Award in 2010 for its online Video Library of 278, 000 hours of C-SPAN content. He is the author of Politics and Social Welfare Policy in the United States and articles on redistricting. He is the editor of the series The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, published annually by Purdue University Press.
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Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 300 ● ISBN 9781612498935 ● File size 5.5 MB ● Editor Robert X. Browning ● Publisher Purdue University Press ● City IN ● Country US ● Published 2023 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 8897852 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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