Whether their slogan is “compassionate conservatism” or “hawkish liberalism,” political events have consistently sought to extend their electoral coalitions via making minor alterations to their public photo. How do electorate reply to those, usually temporary, crusade appeals? Race, Republicans, and the go back of the social gathering of Lincoln is Tasha Philpot’s insightful examine of ways events use racial photographs to form and reshape the best way voters understand them.
“Philpot has produced a well timed, provocative, and nuanced research of political celebration photo switch, utilizing the Republican Party’s makes an attempt to recast itself as a celebration delicate to problems with race with its 2000, and later 2004, nationwide conventions as case examples. utilizing a mix of experiments, concentration teams, nationwide surveys, and analyses of significant nationwide and black newspaper articles, Philpot unearths that if race-related matters are very important to members, resembling blacks, the power of the occasion to alter its photo with out altering its political positions is much more challenging than it truly is between people who don't reflect on race-related matters very important, e.g., whites. This ebook makes a big contribution
to our knowing of social gathering picture typically, and political events’ use of race particularly. Bravo!”
—Paula D. McClain, Duke University
“This ebook does a superb activity of illuminating the linkages among racial pictures and partisan aid. through highlighting Republican efforts to ‘play opposed to style’ Philpot emphasizes the boundaries of effectively changing partisan photographs. That she accomplishes this within the arguable, but salient, area of race isn't any small feat. in brief, via concentrating on a topical factor, and via adopting a singular theoretical technique, Philpot is poised to make an important contribution to the literatures on race and occasion images.”
—Vincent Hutchings, collage of Michigan
Tasha S. Philpot is Assistant Professor of presidency and African and African American reviews on the college of Texas at Austin.