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Anderson, Karrin Vasby

Works: 9 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,850 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ1391.U5, 973.920922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karrin Vasby Anderson
Woman president : confronting postfeminist political culture by Kristina Horn Sheeler( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What elements of American political and rhetorical culture block the imagining--and thus, the electing--of a woman as president? Examining both major-party and third-party campaigns by women, including the 2008 campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, the authors of Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture identify the factors that limit electoral possibilities for women. Pundits have been predicting women's political ascendency for years. And yet, although the 2008 presidential campaign featured Hillary Clinton as an early frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination and Sarah Palin as the first female Republican vice-presidential nominee, no woman has yet held either of the top two offices. The reasons for this are complex and varied, but the authors assert that the question certainly encompasses more than the shortcomings of women candidates or the demands of the particular political moment. Instead, the authors identify a pernicious backlash against women presidential candidates--one that is expressed in both political and popular culture. In Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture, Kristina Horn Sheeler and Karrin Vasby Anderson provide a discussion of US presidentiality as a unique rhetorical role. Within that framework, they review women's historical and contemporary presidential bids, placing special emphasis on the 2008 campaign. They also consider how presidentiality is framed in candidate oratory, campaign journalism, film and television, digital media, and political parody."--Publisher's description
Governing codes : gender, metaphor, and political identity by Karrin Vasby Anderson( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Familiar narratives and simplistic stereotypes frame the representation of women in U.S. politics. Pervasive containment rhetorics - such as the distinction between women as mothers and caregivers and men as rational thinkers - create unique hurdles for any woman seeking public office. While these "governing codes" generally act to constrain female political power, they can also be harnessed as a resource, depending on the particular circumstances (e.g., party affiliation, geographic location, and personal style). One of these governing codes - the metaphor - is an especially powerful tool in politics today, particularly for women. By examining the political careers of four of the most prominent and influential women in contemporary U.S. politics - Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole - Governing Codes illustrates how metaphors in public discourse may be both familiar narratives to embrace and boundaries to overturn."--Jacket
Women, feminism, and pop politics : from "bitch" to "badass" and beyond by Mitchell S McKinney( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics: From "Bitch" to "Badass" and Beyond examines the negotiation of feminist politics and gendered political leadership in twenty-first century U.S. popular culture. In a wide-ranging survey of texts-which includes memes and digital discourses, embodied feminist performances, parody and infotainment, and televisual comedy and drama-contributing authors assess the ways in which popular culture discourses both reveal and reshape citizens' understanding of feminist politics and female political figures. Two archetypes of female identity figure prominently in its analysis. "Bitch" is a frame that reflects the twentieth-century anxiety about powerful women as threatening and unfeminine, trapping political women within the double bind between femininity and competence. "Badass" recognizes women's capacity to lead but does so in a way that deflects attention away from the persistence of sexist stereotyping and cultural misogyny. Additionally, as depictions of political women become increasingly complex and varied, fictional characters and actual women are beginning to move beyond the bitch and badass frames, fashioning collaborative and comic modes of leadership suited to the new global milieu. This book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in communication, U.S. political culture, gender and leadership, and women in media
Telling political lives : the rhetorical autobiographies of women leaders in the United States by Brenda DeVore Marshall( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a variety of critical methods, the contributing authors of Telling Political Lives demonstrate the ways in which the autobiographies of U.S. women leaders provide arguments that both reveal and shape perceptions of politics, empowerment, and ideology in the United States
Complicating political identity : a rhetorical biography of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton by Karrin Vasby Anderson( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture (Presidential Rhetoric and Political Communication) by Kristina Horn Sheeler( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Statistical analysis of the influence of defects on fatigue life using a Gumbel distribution( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hillary Rodham Clinton's health-care reform rhetoric : pluralism and paradox by Karrin Vasby Anderson( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics From "Bitch" to "Badass" and Beyond by Karrin Vasby Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Acknowledgments - Karrin Vasby Anderson: Introduction: Hillary Clinton From "Bitch" to "Badass" - Part I: Digital Politics and Embodied Feminism(s) - Katie L. Gibson: Reimagining Feminist Dissent: Memetic Celebration and "The Notorious R.B.G." - Belinda Stillion Southard: Smart and Authentic: "Amy Poehler's Smart Girls" and Mediating Authentic Girls - Danielle M. Stern: #TransIsBeautiful: The Polymediated, Intersectional Feminism of Laverne Cox - Valerie R. Renegar/Lacy Lowrey/Kirsti Cole: Feminist Comedy's Blond Badass: Amy Schumer and the Limits of White Feminism - Part II: Feminist Political Parody, Satire, and Infotainment - Mary Douglas Vavrus: "How Is This Still a Thing?" The Materialist Feminism of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver - Tasha N. Dubriwny: How to Be "Fierce as F*&!": Full Frontal's Angry Feminist Satire - Alyssa Samek: Late Night's Funny Feminists: The Women of The Daily Show, Satire, and Postfeminism - Erika Falk: Relying on or Repudiating Stereotypes: Saturday Night Live Parodies of Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton - Part III: Feminist Politicians in Prime Time - Michaela D.E. Meyer: The Good Wife's Fatalistic Feminism: Televised Feminist Failures in Work/Life Balance, Romance, and Feminist Alliances - Allison M. Prasch: The Two Madam Secretaries: Elizabeth McCord, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Mimetic Representations of Twenty-First Century Feminism - Carrie M. Murawski/Tasha N. Dubriwny: The Badass and the President: Scandal's Prime-Time Presidency - Kristina Horn Sheeler: Burlesquing the Veep: Veep's Absurdist Rejection of Female Presidentiality - Karrin Vasby Anderson: "Yes We Can't Not. Knope.": Parks and Recreation and the Promise of Comic Feminist Parody - Shawn J. Parry-Giles: Conclusion: Political Women and the Power Paradox: The Case of Hillary Clinton - Contributors - Index
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Governing codes : gender, metaphor, and political identity
Alternative Names
Anderson, K.

Anderson, K. V.

Anderson, Karrin

Anderson, Karrin V.

Vasby-Anderson, K.

Vasby-Anderson, Karrin

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