Cracked But Not Shattered
is an essential read for scholars, campaign consultants, and political junkies interested in learning more about Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic campaign for the 2008 Democratic party presidential nomination. In this volume, Professor Sheckels assembles leading scholars in the fields of communication, political science, and gender studies whose contributions illuminate the context for Senator Clinton's campaign, her communication and rhetorical strategies, and media coverage of her landmark campaign. Descriptions and scrutiny of Clinton, her campaign, and the media offer insightful and valuable analyses for scholars, practitioners, and future women candidates alike. (John C. Tedesco, Virginia Tech)Cracked But Not Shattered
offers a series of fascinating and compelling insights about Clinton's historic campaign in 2008. Sensitive to issues of gender and bias, the essays that Sheckels has assembled teach and tell much about Clinton's efforts, revealing why she was both unsuccessful at securing election and successful at paving the way for the female political leaders of the future. This book paves the way for what will surely be many investigations of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her powerful communicative impact on the 2008 election, American politics in general, and the nation as a whole. (Trevor Parry-Giles, University of Maryland)
The edited collection...has clear pedagogical value in its summary of issues that affected the Clinton campaign. (Rhetoric & Public Affairs
About the Author
Theodore F. Sheckels is A. G. Ingram Professor of English at Randolph-Macon College.