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Political Communication in American Campaigns


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Introduction: Bobby Kennedy and Me 1. Introduction to Political Communication Democracy, Voter Participation and Voter Apathy Elections as Contests Election as a Process of Communication Political Communication as Process 2. The Players in the Process Political Parties Political Consultants Political Surrogates The Media: Reporters and Pundits The Players and the Process in Perspective 3. Campaign Oratory and the Communication Process Getting the Message Right Typologies of Political Campaign Speeches Convention Speeches The Inaugural Address Conclusion 4. Methods for Deconstructing Political Oratory Political Oratory and Public Speaking as Audience-Centered Rhetoric Political Oratory and Rhetorical Appeals Political Oratory and Rhetorical Figures Political Oratory and Rhetorical Fallacies Conclusions 5. Political Campaign Speech Examples Richard Nixon's "Checkers" Barbara Jordan's "Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good?" John McCain's Keynote Address to the 2004 GOP National Convention Remarks by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to the NYS Family Planning Providers Conclusions 6. Introduction to Political Debates Understanding Debate Debate and Democracy Political Campaign Debates Conclusion 7. Negotiations, Tactics and Strategies for Political Debates Negotiating the Details of the Debate Before the Debate Pre-Debate Pitch and Spin Strategies in Debate Performance Tactics in Debate Performance Post-Debate Spin Conclusion 8. Political Communication and Mass Media Defining Mass Media Mass Media and Political Communication Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with John Stewart, Rush Limbaugh and Howard Conclusion 9. How Campaigns Influence and/or Control Mass Media Strategies for Influencing Free Media Strategies for Paid Media Blended Media Strategies and Future Trends with Blogs Conclusion

About the Author

Joseph S. Tuman (J.D., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., political science, University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Political and Legal Communications at San Francisco State University, where he regularly teaches upper-division courses in rhetoric and terrorism, political and legal communication, argumentation & advocacy, and technology and human communication. A past recipient of the Jacobus tenBroek Society Award for Teaching Excellence, Professor Tuman has also taught at the University of California, St. Mary's College, the New School for Social esearch, and Paris II, the top law school in France. He is the author of Political Communication in American Campaigns(SAGE, (c)2008) and the co-author of numerous books, including Freedom of Speech in the Marketplace of Ideas and of The Bedford/St. Martin's Guide to Public Speaking; he has also been the journal editor of Contemporary Argumentation & Debate: The Journal of the Cross Examination Debate Association. His work has been featured in news publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and he has served as a network analyst for news programs on ABC, NBC, CNN and CNN International, FOX and the BBC. He currently appears as a regular political commentator for CBS in the western United States.


"What makes this book unique is the basic structure: Descriptive or historical chapters, followed by discussions of strategies and tactics of political communication in numerous contexts." -- Pete Bicak

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