Candidate Images in Presidential Elections
|Publication Date: 09/1995|
|Size: 6 1/8x9 1/4|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$119.90|| ||978-0-275-94714-9|
Kenneth L. Hacker
A compendium of up-to-date theory and research on image-making in U.S. presidential elections, specifically dealing with how election results hinge on voter perceptions of candidates and how candidates seek to construct images thought to attract voters.
Since Nimmo and Savage's groundbreaking work, Candidates and Their Images (1976), there has been no book dedicated solely to the examination of political candidate images. This volume adds to the development of the candidate image construct initiated by Nimmo and Savage. It provides a compendium of state-of-the-art theory and research of candidate images and image formation in the U.S. presidential elections. The contributors to this work, among the best-known in the field of political communication, describe and explain how presidential election results hinge on voter perceptions of candidates and how candidates seek to construct images that attract the most votes. The volume integrates issues of voter decision-making, media messages, campaigning, debate effects, and political advertising into the development of political communication theory. It will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of political communication.
View this product in our online catalog
To order or for more information please contact:
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117