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2003
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Political Communication
Rhetoric, Government, and Citizens

second edition

Dan F. Hahn
New York University

CONTENTS (brief)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Entering the Ongoing Argument

Chapter 2. Ideological Argumentation

Chapter 3. Ideology and Media

Chapter 4. The Power of Definition

Chapter 5. The Power of Form

Chapter 6. From Euphemisms to Lies

Chapter 7. Myths and Metaphors

Chapter 8. Sexual Language and Politics

Chapter 9. The Marriage Metaphor in Politics

Chapter 10. Secrecy, Surveillance, and Lies

Chapter 11. Media and Political Campaigns

Chapter 12. Effects of Mediated Campaigns on Voters

Chapter 13. Effects of the Media on Politicians

Chapter 14. Avoiding Media Influence

Appendix A: Internet Politics and Cybercitizens, by Candace E. Todd

Appendix B: Politics and Sexual Language: Explanatory Hypotheses

Selected Readings

Index
About the Author

CONTENTS (detailed)

Preface

Chapter 1. Entering the Ongoing Argument

Bases of Political Communication

Major Contemporary Arguments

Chapter 2. Ideological Argumentation

Ideology and Communication

The American Ideology

Liberalism and Conservatism

Other Ideological Arguments

Chapter 3. Ideology and Media

Conservative Perceptions of Bias

Liberal Perceptions of Bias

Perceiving Bias Where None Exists

Not Perceiving Bias

The Real Media Biases

Chapter 4. The Power of Definition

On Defining "Definition"

Functions of Definitions

Government Defining via Naming

Defining and Naming the Issues

Defining and Naming People

Redefining and Renaming

Chapter 5. The Power of Form

Perspective and Form

Identification

Action

Emotional Involvement

Logic/Rationality

Strength

Honesty

Grandeur

Ideological Correctness

Chapter 6. From Euphemisms to Lies

Lies

Euphemisms

Simplifications

Generalizations

The Art of Saying Nothing

The Language Mechanisms in Combination

Chapter 7. Myths and Metaphors

A Burkeian Approach to Language: Water Metaphors

Metaphor and "Terministic Compulsion"

Edelman and American Mythology

A Parentian Approach

Common Political Metaphors

Myths and American Ideology

Chapter 8. Sexual Language and Politics

The Binary Discourse System

Sexual Metaphors

Effects on Women: The Mask of Beauty

Effects on Men: Invitation to War

Chapter 9. The Marriage Metaphor in Politics

False Intimacy in the White House

The Presidential Inaugural as a Marriage Ceremony

The Passionless Honeymoon of President George H. W. Bush

Richard Nixon and the Presidential Divorce

The Continuing Use of the Metaphor

Chapter 10. Secrecy, Surveillance, and Lies

Scope

Are They Ever Legitimate?

Relationship to Political Communication

Relationship between Government and Citizens

The "Chilling Effect" on Active Citizenship

Destroying Our Trust in the Government

Surveillance, Computers, and the Loss of Privacy

Chapter 11. Media and Political Campaigns

Effects of Media on Campaigns

Eliminating Potential Candidates

Effects on Primary Elections

Effects on Nominating Conventions

New Campaign Devices

The Continuation of Barnstorming

Issues and Images

Distrust of Government and Politicians

Chapter 12. Effects of Mediated Campaigns on Voters

The Mediated Campaign

Media Coverage of Campaigns

Chapter 13. Effects of the Media on Politicians

The "Lowering" of Politicians

Effect on Issues

Effect on Rhetoric

Chapter 14. Avoiding Media Influence

Personality Orientation

Leadership Ideal

Ideology

Epistemology

Axiology

Appendix A: Internet Politics and Cybercitizens, by Candace E. Todd

Societal Discourse: Athens to Cyberspace

Getting on the Internet

Moving around the Net

Net Impact on the Real World

Appendix B: Politics and Sexual Language: Explanatory Hypotheses

Selected Readings

Index

Copyright © 2003 Dan F. Hahn.

 

 

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