The state of affairs of fictional political women : a critical rhetorical analysis of the television series Madam Secretary

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dc.contributor.advisor McCauliff, Kristen L., 1979-
dc.contributor.author Russell, Zoe Corinne
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-10T15:53:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-10T15:53:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200195
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the political drama “Madam Secretary.” I analyze the series from a critical rhetorical perspective, looking at how the series portrayed leadership, and how the lead character, Elisabeth McCord, negotiated her public and private life. Through this analysis, I argue that “Madam Secretary” presents a new model for a fictional political woman, as it meshes the public and private spheres, and privileges maternal thinking as a foreign policy strategy. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Communication Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Work-life balance.
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership in women.
dc.subject.other Madam Secretary (Television program)
dc.title The state of affairs of fictional political women : a critical rhetorical analysis of the television series Madam Secretary en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1813603


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