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Women and the White House

Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics

Justin S. Vaughn (Editor), Lilly J. Goren (Editor)


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The president of the United States traditionally serves as a symbol of power, virtue, ability, dominance, popularity, and patriarchy. In recent years, however, the high-profile candidacies of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Bachmann have provoked new interest in gendered popular culture and how it influences Americans' perceptions of the country's highest political office. In this timely volume, editors Justin S. Vaughn and Lilly J. Goren lead a team of scholars in examining how the.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813141015, 330pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2012

About the Author

Justin S. Vaughn is assistant professor of political science at Boise State University.Lilly J. Goren is professor of politics and global studies at Carroll University and the editor of You've Come a Long Way, Baby: Women, Politics, and Popular Culture.