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Bush Versus Kerry

Author : William L. Benoit
ISBN : 0820486752
Genre : Political Science
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Bush versus Kerry analyzes the 2004 presidential campaign using the functional theory of political campaign communication. After an introduction and explication of political campaign communication theory, chapters investigate the content of candidate messages - for example, television spots, debates, webpages, and acceptance addresses - and media coverage of the campaign.
Category: Political Science

Persuasive Games

Author : Ian Bogost
ISBN : 9780262261944
Genre : Games & Activities
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An exploration of the way videogames mount arguments and make expressive statements about the world that analyzes their unique persuasive power in terms of their computational properties. Videogames are an expressive medium, and a persuasive medium; they represent how real and imagined systems work, and they invite players to interact with those systems and form judgments about them. In this innovative analysis, Ian Bogost examines the way videogames mount arguments and influence players. Drawing on the 2,500-year history of rhetoric, the study of persuasive expression, Bogost analyzes rhetoric's unique function in software in general and videogames in particular. The field of media studies already analyzes visual rhetoric, the art of using imagery and visual representation persuasively. Bogost argues that videogames, thanks to their basic representational mode of procedurality (rule-based representations and interactions), open a new domain for persuasion; they realize a new form of rhetoric. Bogost calls this new form "procedural rhetoric," a type of rhetoric tied to the core affordances of computers: running processes and executing rule-based symbolic manipulation. He argues further that videogames have a unique persuasive power that goes beyond other forms of computational persuasion. Not only can videogames support existing social and cultural positions, but they can also disrupt and change these positions themselves, leading to potentially significant long-term social change. Bogost looks at three areas in which videogame persuasion has already taken form and shows considerable potential: politics, advertising, and learning.
Category: Games & Activities

Guns Gun Control And Elections

Author : Harry L. Wilson
ISBN : 0742553485
Genre : Political Science
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Gun-related violence remains an intractable problem despite a decline in the past decade. Some believe the solution lies in stricter gun control laws while others think these measures would be ineffective or counter-productive. Guns, Gun Control, and Elections examines current gun control policy and explains how it was adopted by discussing the roles and interactions of elected officials, interest groups, political parties, and the public. Original research on media coverage and public opinion as well as a chapter on state policy (Virginia) make the book both informative and accessible. The book focuses on the utility of gun policy, and its discussion of policy impact is grounded in real-world politics. The author highlights the importance of gun control in the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 as well as in some U.S. Senate and statewide campaigns.
Category: Political Science

Political Campaigns In The United States

Author : Richard K. Scher
ISBN : 9781317295907
Genre : Political Science
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A Choice Highly Recommended Title—January 2017 This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an important manifestation of how we "do" politics in this country. Hallmarks of this text include: showing how campaigns can undermine our democracy and asking how democratic they—and by extension, our politics--really are; demonstrating that the ability of the media to accurately, fairly, and deeply report on campaigns has been severely compromised, both because of the growing "distance" between campaigns and media outlets and because of the structure of "Big Media" corporate ownership and its tight relationship to "Big Money." It asks important questions about the media including: How do the media, reporters in particular, cover campaigns? What pressures and forces shape what and how they present campaigns? What is the impact of the ever-increasing chasm separating campaigns and the media? How does the close tie between corporate mainstream media and Super PAC money affect campaign coverage? How does the ability of campaigns and media to segment voters into ever-smaller slices influence how campaigns are covered? tracking the continuing growth of unregulated, private, unaccountable "dark money" in campaigns as a threat to our democratic elections and politics. Democracy rests fundamentally on transparency and accountability – sunlight – and our campaign laws and norms now allow and encourage exactly the opposite, largely because of decisions by the United States Supreme Court.
Category: Political Science

The Gallup Poll

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ISBN : UOM:49015003002079
Genre : Public opinion polls
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Category: Public opinion polls

The 2004 Presidential Campaign

Author : Robert E. Denton (Jr.)
ISBN : 0742535711
Genre : Political Science
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Political communication specialists break down the 2004 presidential campaign and go beyond the quantitative facts, electoral counts, and poll results of the election. Factoring in everything from "527" groups to Fahrenheit 9/11, they look at the early campaign period, the nomination process, conventions, social and political contexts, the debates, the role of candidate spouses, candidate strategies, political advertising, and the use of the Internet. This enlightening book shows why more technology doesn't always mean more effective communication and how we collect "political bits" of communication that comprise our voting choices, worldviews, and legislative desires.
Category: Political Science

Beyond Red State And Blue State

Author : Matthew H. Olson
ISBN : 9781317349846
Genre : Political Science
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Beyond Red State and Blue State: Electoral Gaps in the 21st Century American Electorate explores the many demographic gaps that exist within the American electorate. This book is designed to explore the most important voting gaps in American politics today. It shows that twenty-first-century Americans are divided on a wide range of political fronts that go far beyond the somewhat simplistic red state, blue state rubric that has become so popular in American political discourse. Reality is far more complex. The authors capture and explain this complexity through a collection of chapters by leading scholars of a range of voting gaps, including racial/ethnic gaps, the marriage gap, the worship attendance gap, the income/class gap, the rural/urban gap, the gender gap, and the generation gap. Also included is a chapter by a leading political pollster and strategist, Anna Greenberg, on how campaigns use information about voting gaps.
Category: Political Science

Plant Bush Back In Texas

Author : Leslie B. O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 097607060X
Genre : Presidents
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Plant Bush Back in Texas offers a humorous, yet insightful, political commentary on the Bush administration people and policy. Intermingled with 40 political cartoons by worldwide artists, featured chapters include: National Election Overview, Issues of Character and Abuse of Power, Prevention of 9/11, The Iraq War, Economic Issues, Bush Environmental Track Record, and Candidate Profiles.
Category: Presidents

Anything For A Vote

Author : Joseph Cummins
ISBN : 9781594745843
Genre : Political Science
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A revised and updated history of mudslinging, character assassination, and other election strategies from U.S. presidential politics of the past. Covering 225-plus years of smear campaigns, slanderous candidates, and bad behavior in American elections, this comprehensive history is the authoritative tour of political shade-throwing from George Washington to Barack Obama. You might think today’s politicians play rough—but history reveals that dirty tricks are as American as apple pie. Let the name-calling begin! 1836: Congressman Davy Crockett accuses candidate Martin Van Buren of secretly wearing women’s clothing: “He is laced up in corsets!” 1864: Candidate George McClellan describes his opponent, Abraham Lincoln, as “nothing more than a well-meaning baboon!” 1960: Former president Harry Truman advises voters that “if you vote for Richard Nixon, you ought to go to hell!” Full of sleazy and shameless anecdotes from every presidential election in United States history, Anything for a Vote is a valuable reminder that history does repeat itself, lessons can be learned from the past (but usually aren’t), and our most famous presidents are not above reproach when it comes to the dirtiest game of all—political campaigning.
Category: Political Science

Citizen S Guide To U S Economic Growth And The Bush Kerry Economic Debate

Author : Samuel C. Thompson
ISBN : 9780595330201
Genre : Business & Economics
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Citizen's Guide to U.S. Economic Growth: and the Bush-Kerry Economic Debate is written for the person who wants to be informed about the fundamental issues affecting the growth of the U.S. economy and who also wants an understanding of the policy differences between the 2004 presidential candidates, President Bush and Senator Kerry, on issues affecting U.S. economic growth. The concepts discussed in Citizen's Guide are important to all Americans because the application of these concepts by policy makers can have a significant impact on the growth of the U.S. economy, which determines the level of your standard of living. Find out what the candidates' economic policies will mean for your future and for the future of the United States.
Category: Business & Economics

The Latino Wave

Author : Jorge Ramos
ISBN : 0061748226
Genre : Political Science
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With a population of 40 million and growing, the United States witnessed Latinos becoming the largest minority in America in 2003—creating a voting bloc with the potential to determine the outcome of elections throughout the nation. In The Latino Wave, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos argues that the political party that can correctly understand the wants and needs of Hispanics will triumph at the polls. Ramos deftly clarifies these points, among many others, and explains why it's necessary to bridge the gap of misunderstanding that exists between Latinos and non-Latinos. With insight from the nation's Latino political luminaries and interviews with Hispanics living across the United States, Ramos reveals who these New Americans really are—and what it means for the country.
Category: Political Science


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ISBN : MINN:31951P00907617C
Genre : Advertising
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Opinion Mining And Sentiment Analysis

Author : Bo Pang
ISBN : 9781601981509
Genre : Computers
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This survey covers techniques and approaches that promise to directly enable opinion-oriented information-seeking systems.
Category: Computers

Flea Market Jesus

Author : Arthur E. Farnsley II
ISBN : 9781621893523
Genre : Religion
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Americans live their lives through institutions: government, businesses, schools, clubs, and houses of worship. But many Americans are wary of the control these groups--especially government and business--exercise over their lives. Flea Market Jesus provides an up-close look at the rugged individualism of those trying hardest to separate themselves from institutions: flea market dealers. Having spent most of his life studying American religious organizations, Art Farnsley turns his attention to America's most solitary, and alienated, entrepreneurs. Farnsley describes an entire subculture of white Midwesterners--working class, middle class, and poor--gathered together in a uniquely American celebration of guns and frontier life. In this mix, the character "Cochise" voices the frustrations of flea market dealers toward business, politics, and, especially, religion. Part ethnography, part autobiography, Flea Market Jesus is a story about alienation, biblical literalism, libertarianism, and deep-seated religious belief. It is not about the Tea Party, the Occupy movement, or the Christian Right, but it shines a light on all of these by highlighting the potent combination of mistrust, resentment, and personal liberty too often kept in the shadows of public discourse among educated elites.
Category: Religion


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132645628
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Get In The Booth

Author : Larry Sabato
ISBN : UOM:39015060118398
Genre : Political Science
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During what promises to be one of the closest and most closely watched elections in the history of the United States, Larry J. Sabato and a team of leading journalists and scholars examine the issues, events, and environment of the 2004 presidential race. Brimming with unique insights and trenchant analyses, Get in the Booth! offers readers chapters with continuing website updates throughout the election season by Larry J. Sabato (The Center for Politics, University of Virginia), Howard Mortman (Hardball with Chris Matthews), Susan Page (USA Today), Carl Cameron (Fox News), James Kitfield (National Journal), Steve Liesman (CNBC), Christopher Conover (Duke University), Rick Hess and Andrew Kelly (American Enterprise Institute and Education Next), Robert Brown (Emory University), and Mark Jurkowitz (The Boston Globe). Larry J. Sabato is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous books including Feeding Frenzy: How Attack Journalism Has Transformed American Politics; Peepshow: Media and Politics in an Age of Scandal; and Overtime! The Election 2000 Thriller.
Category: Political Science

Children S Magazine Guide

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ISBN : IND:30000008598629
Genre : Children's periodicals
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Category: Children's periodicals