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By Susan J. Carroll

ISBN-10: 0511140606

ISBN-13: 9780511140600

ISBN-10: 0521844924

ISBN-13: 9780521844925

Gender and Elections bargains a scientific, vigorous, multi-faceted account of the position of gender within the electoral strategy in the course of the 2004 elections. This well timed, but enduring, quantity moves a stability among highlighting crucial advancements for ladies as electorate and applicants within the 2004 elections and offering a extra long term, in-depth research of the ways in which gender has assisted in shaping the contours and results of electoral politics within the usa. person chapters display the significance of gender in knowing and analyzing presidential elections, voter participation and turnout, balloting offerings, congressional elections, the participation of African American girls, the help of political events and women's firms, candidate communications with electorate, and nation elections. with no query, this publication is the main accomplished, trustworthy, and reliable source at the function of gender in electoral politics.

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Nonetheless, Gore did not “do” dominance masculinity well, with many references to his aggressiveness and attacks being cast negatively. 3: Dominance words were four times more common than expertise words in articles about presidential candidates in 2004 Technical expertise masculinity Words # of times used Dominance masculinity Words Technical Expert Intelligent Smart Advocate Lecture Wonk 48 122 114 50 12 2 5 Dominate Strong Control Aggressive Attack Blast Athlete Total 353 Total # of times used 169 788 170 95 63 12 10 1,307 Notes: Articles analyzed from January 2004 in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, St.

Bush ran as an incumbent president, and he was assumed to be running for re-election as of the day he was declared the winner in 2000. Another relevant factor is the influence of the previous election, reflected in such elements as the margin of victory, big mistakes made by a candidate or a campaign, and strategies that worked particularly well. Of course, the 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. S. Supreme Courts. Because the election was so close, Bush seemed a particularly vulnerable incumbent.

In the 2004 election, the contest for masculinity was seemingly modified somewhat from 2000. As in 2000, Bush entered the contest from an explicit position of dominance masculinity. He could not, and likely would not choose to, project expertise masculinity. Although ironic, when Bush called upon his “expertise” with the office of the presidency, he did so from a dominance masculinity stance, claiming that expertise mostly in terms of a war presidency. Kerry tried to project both expertise and dominance masculinity.

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