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Women for president : media bias in eight campaigns

Author: Erika Falk
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2008.
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While women have been elected to the highest offices in countries such as England, Germany, and India, the idea that a woman could be president of the United States provokes ridicule. When Hillary Clinton announced her 2008 bid for president she was the Democratic front-runner--yet she received less coverage than Barack Obama, who trailed her in the polls. Such a disparity is indicative of the gender bias the media  Read more...
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Falk, Erika.
Women for president.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608488470
Online version:
Falk, Erika.
Women for president.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2008
(OCoLC)609214551
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Falk
ISBN: 9780252033117 0252033116 9780252075117 0252075110
OCLC Number: 154789804
Description: 171 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why worry about the press? --
Unnatural, incapable, and unviable --
Baking muffins and bombing countries --
High-heeled boots and violet suits --
Do newspapers give equal coverage to men and women presidential candidates? --
Issues, biography, and chaff --
Is America ready?
Responsibility: Erika Falk.
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Tracing the campaigns of eight women who ran for president through 2004, this book finds little progress in the fair treatment of women candidates. It asserts that this bias calls into question the  Read more...

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"A powerful evidence-based look at how the media has overlooked and undervalued women presidential candidates since they first ran over 130 years ago. This is a must read for political operatives and Read more...

 
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