At the Crossroads: An Examination & Analysis of Women's Political Images on the National Stage

PA System of Higher Education Women's Consortium Conference Presentation

23 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2008  

Mary Beth Leidman

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jaclyn M. Emershaw

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Tourtellotte

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Date Written: October 16, 2008

Abstract

However the 2008 Presidential election has turned out, it was an epic moment for women in national politics. Senator Hillary Clinton's competitiveness in the Presidential Primaries was at the epicenter of gender political studies during the Presidential Primaries season. There are lingering questions concerning why she did not triumph given her experience, savvy and general background. This study concerns itself with the projection of image for women in politics. It endeavors to develop a methodology which could be replicated and examines the idea of whether or not successful image can be codified and act as a predictor of electability for women in national or executive level state politics.

Keywords: women, image, politics, classification, electabilty, Senators, Governors

JEL Classification: J71

Suggested Citation

Leidman, Mary Beth and Emershaw, Jaclyn M. and Tourtellotte, Sarah, At the Crossroads: An Examination & Analysis of Women's Political Images on the National Stage (October 16, 2008). PA System of Higher Education Women's Consortium Conference Presentation. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1291389 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1291389

Mary Beth Leidman (Contact Author)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Indiana, PA 15705
United States
724-357-2492 (Phone)

Jaclyn M. Emershaw

Indiana University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Indiana, PA 15705
United States

Sarah Tourtellotte

Indiana University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Indiana, PA 15705
United States

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