Bush versus Kerry: A Functional Analysis of Campaign 2004

Title

Bush versus Kerry: A Functional Analysis of Campaign 2004

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Description

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.

ISBN

978-0-8204-8675-8

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing Group

City

New York

Disciplines

Social Influence and Political Communication

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Table of Contents

Overview: a functional theory of political campaign discourse --

Method and procedures: analyzing acclaims, attacks, and defenses --

Primary TV spots --

Primary debates --

Primary webpages --

Primary radio spots --

Primary TV talk show appearances --

News coverage of primary campaign 2004 --

Convention addresses --

News coverage of the 2004 national party conventions --

General TV spots --

General debates --

General webpages --

General radio spots --

General TV talk show appearances --

News coverage of general campaign 2004 --

Discussion --