The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

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Kate Kenski, Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Communication in politics - 957 pages
As a field of rich theoretical development and practical application, political communication has expanded over the past fifty years. Since its development shaped by the turmoil of the World Wars and suspicion of new technologies such as film and radio, the discipline has become a hybrid fieldlargely devoted to connecting the dots between political rhetoric, politicians and leaders, voters' opinions, and media exposure to better understand how any one aspect can affects the others.The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication provides contexts for viewing the field of political communication, examines political discourse, media, and considers political communication's evolution inside the altered political communication landscape. Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bringtogether some of the most groundbreaking scholars in the field to reflect upon their areas of expertise to address the importance of their areas of study to the field, the major findings to date, including areas of scholarly disagreement, on the topics, the authors' perspectives, and unansweredquestions for future research to address. Their answers reveal that political communication is a hybrid with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries and interests that overlap with those of related fields such as political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience and the new hybrid on thequad, media psychology. This comprehensive review of the political communication literature is designed to become the first reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power.The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication contain an overview of past scholarship while providing critical reflection of its relevance in a changing media landscape and offering agendas for future research and innovation.
 

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Contents

CONTEXTS FOR VIEWING THE FIELD OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
13
HISTORY GENRES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEANING
107
MEDIA AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
233
Political Systems Institutions and Media
235
Construction and Effects
345
Political Communication and Cognition
515
INTERPERSONAL AND SMALL GROUP POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
681
THE ALTERED POLITICAL COMMUNICATION LANDSCAPE
793
CONCLUSION
911
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Kate Kenski is Associate Professor of Communication and Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. The book she co-authored with Bruce Hardy and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, The Obama Victory How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election, has won several awards, including the 2011 ICA Outstanding Book Award the 2012 NCA Diamond Anniversary Book Award, and the Association of American Publishers' PROSE Award in Government and Politics.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center. Jamieson is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on the Science of Science Communication (with Dietram Scheufele and Dan Kahan 2017). Among her award winning Oxford University Press books are Packaging the Presidency, Eloquence in an Electronic Age, Spiral of Cynicism (with Joseph Cappella), and The Obama Victory (with Kenski and Hardy).

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