Reagan, rhetoric and women voters : women's representation through language in the 1980 Reagan campaign for president

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dc.contributor.advisor Grutsch McKinney, Jackie
dc.contributor.author Banks-Kirkham, Erin E.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-20T17:32:54Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-20T17:32:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-18
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/199815
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State Community only.
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines archival documents from Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign for president, looking specifically at how women were both appealed to and talked about within these documents. Documents were collected from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Archives. Following recommended critical discourse analysis methods, coding and analysis of these documents revealed several dominant themes. Using intertextual analysis, these themes were compared to the content of the women’s issues speech that the campaign focused the final weeks of the campaign drafting. This dissertation closes with a discussion of how the prevalent themes and ways the campaign chose to talk to and about women reveal the party’s ideological stance on women and equality. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.description.tableofcontents Review of the literature -- Methods and methodology -- Findings part I : looking for dominant themes -- Findings part II : intertextuality and the women's issues speech.
dc.subject.lcsh Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1980.
dc.subject.lcsh Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
dc.subject.other Reagan, Ronald.
dc.subject.other Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
dc.title Reagan, rhetoric and women voters : women's representation through language in the 1980 Reagan campaign for president en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1793510


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