The Politics Of Spectacle And Emotion In The 2016 Presidential Campaign by Heather E. YatesThe Politics Of Spectacle And Emotion In The 2016 Presidential Campaign by Heather E. Yates

The Politics Of Spectacle And Emotion In The 2016 Presidential Campaign

byHeather E. Yates

Hardcover | June 27, 2019

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This book examines the highly emotional context of the 2016 US presidential campaign through the scope of political theater and emotional attribution. It takes inventory of the political landscape that defined the campaign and advances the argument that the campaign's high intensity generated a more interest-attentive citizenry and became an exercise in political theater. A framework operationalizing the components of political spectacle anchors the analysis treating emotions, affect transfer and the rise of negative partisanship. The analytical scope is focused specifically on voters' emotional responses toward Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and empirically demonstrates the effects of discrete feelings on five emotional dimensions including pride, hope, fear, anger, and disgust on attitudes about issues ranging from the economy to immigration to the 2016 Supreme Court vacancy. Anchored in the Affective Intelligence Theory and affect transfer, the findings lend support to the principles of negative partisanship that characterized the 2016 presidential contest.

Heather E. Yates is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Arkansas, USA. Dr. Yates authoredThe Politics of Emotions, Candidates, and Choices(2016)and co-edited TheHollywood Connection: The Influence of Fictional Media and Celebrity Politics on American Public Opinion(2018).
Title:The Politics Of Spectacle And Emotion In The 2016 Presidential CampaignFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:88 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 27, 2019Publisher:Palgrave Pivot USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030158039

ISBN - 13:9783030158033


Table of Contents

1. Why Emotions Matter in Politics.- 2. The Year of 'Democrazy' and The Politics of Spectacle.- 3. The Politics of 'America First': Problematizing the Economy and Trade on The Campaign Tail.- 4. The Health of a Nation: The Politics and Legacy of Health Care Reform.- 5. Neo-Nativism and Global Frienemies: Feelings Toward Immigration and National Security Issues.- 6. God, Guns, and Bathrooms: Concepts of Morality on the Campaign Trail.- 7. Conclusion: The Campaign of Personalized Conflict.