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By Justin S. Vaughn,Lilly J. Goren,Linda Beail,Rhonda Kinney Longworth,Mary McHugh,Chapman Rackaway,Joseph Uscinski,Stacy Michaelson,José D. Villalobos,Elizabeth Hatfield,Todd L. Belt,MaryAnne Borrelli,Melissa Michaux,Karen S. Hoffman

The president of the USA generally serves as an emblem of energy, advantage, skill, dominance, acceptance, and patriarchy. lately, in spite of the fact that, the high-profile candidacies of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Bachmann have provoked new curiosity in gendered pop culture and the way it impacts americans' perceptions of the country's maximum political office.

In this well timed quantity, editors Justin S. Vaughn and Lilly J. Goren lead a staff of students in interpreting how the president and the 1st girl exist as a functionality of public expectancies and cultural gender roles. The authors examine how the applicants' messages are conveyed, altered, and interpreted in "hard" and "soft" media boards, from the nightly information to daylight hours speak indicates, and from tabloids to the blogosphere. in addition they tackle the portrayal of the presidency in movie and tv productions comparable to Kisses for My President (1964), Air strength One (1997), and Commander in Chief (2005).

With its robust, multidisciplinary process, girls and the White House commences a much wider dialogue concerning the probability of a feminine president within the usa, the ways that well known perceptions of gender will effect her management, and the cultural demanding situations she's going to face.

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