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Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics

Shawn J. Parry-Giles


The charge of inauthenticity has trailed Hillary Clinton from the moment she entered the national spotlight and stood in front of television cameras. This book shows how the U.S. media created their own news frames of Clinton's political authenticity and image-making, from her participation in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign through her own 2008 presidential bid. Using theories of nationalism, feminism, and authenticity, the book tracks the evolving ways the major networks and cable news programs framed Clinton's image as she assumed roles ranging from surrogate campaigner, legislati ... More

Keywords: Hillary Clinton, U.S. media, political authenticity, image-making, nationalism, feminism, political candidate, electoral politics, first lady, authentic womanhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038211
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038211.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shawn J. Parry-Giles, author
University of Maryland