The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research
Series: Year in C-SPAN Archives Research
288 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
C-SPAN is the network of record for US political affairs, broadcasting live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided––without editing, commentary, or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view.
The C-SPAN Archives, located adjacent to Purdue University, is the home of the online C-SPAN Video Library. The Archives has copied all of C-SPAN's television content since 1987. Extensive indexing, captioning, and other enhanced online features provide researchers, policy analysts, students, teachers, and public officials with an unparalleled chronological and internally cross-referenced record for deeper study.
The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research presents the finest interdisciplinary research utilizing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library. Each volume highlights recent scholarship and comprises leading experts and emerging voices in political science, journalism, psychology, computer science, communication, and a variety of other disciplines. Each section within each volume includes responses from expert discussants. Developed in partnership with the Brian Lamb School of Communication and with support from the C-SPAN Education Foundation, C-SPAN Insights is guided by the ideal that all experimental outcomes, including those from our American experiment, can be best improved by directed study driving richer engagement and better understanding.
The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research—Volume 4, edited by Robert X. Browning, advances our understanding of the framing of mental health, HIV/AIDS, policing, and public health, and explores subjects such as audience reactions in C-SPAN covered debates, the Twitter presidency of Donald Trump, and collaborative learning using the C-SPAN Video Library.
PART 1: C-SPAN AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH, Edited by Kathryn Cramer Brownell
CHAPTER 1: Congressional Election Debates: Between the National and the Local, by Stephen M. Llano
CHAPTER 2: Political Gaslighting in the Climate Change Discourse Surrounding the 2016 Election, by Farah Latif
CHAPTER 3: Exploring the Oral Histories of African Americans Who Support Donald Trump, by Ray Block Jr. and Christina S. Haynes
PART 2: USING THE C-SPAN VIDEO LIBRARY TO STUDY CONGRESSIONAL RHETORIC, by Edited by Logan Strother
CHAPTER 4: Congress and Immigration Policy: Use of Moral Language Surrounding the Trump Presidency, by Jennifer Hoewe and Mohammed Ziny
CHAPTER 5: Building the Border Wall: Congressional Efforts to Support
Trump’s Immigration Legacy, by Carly Schmitt and Matthew L. Bergbower
CHAPTER 6: Using the Judiciary: C-SPAN, Judicial Activism, and the
Constitutive Function of Law in the Trump Era, by Joseph Sery
PART 3: C-SPAN IN CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP, by Edited by Diana Zulli
CHAPTER 7: Talking Half Answers: Examining President Donald Trump’s Joint Press Conference Equivocation During His First Year, by Nichole A. Russell, Alexandra Johnson, and Patrick A. Stewart
CHAPTER 8: Ignore the Hoaxsters and Unleash American Energy: President Trump’s Rhetoric on Climate Change, by Heather W. Cann and Janel Jett
CHAPTER 9: Nonverbal Cues in Congressional Speeches: A Wink and a Nod to Twitter Engagement, by Amber Williams Lusvardi and Terri L. Towner
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
"Robert Browning's annual C-SPAN research series has become a veritable scholarly institution. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the C-SPAN Video Library, and this volume's incredible array of research projects drawn from it demonstrates its importance for our understanding of public life. In the chapters collected here, scholars analyze everything from congressional debates over mental health and law enforcement to speeches from the campaign trail in 2016. In doing so, the scholarship in this volume sheds light on elite rhetoric and the claims that ground policymaking and the search for public legitimacy. As importantly, this volume sets a research agenda for the future in demonstrating the varied methodological approaches and substantive objects of interest that this invaluable archive supports. As this volume makes clear, research using the C-SPAN Archives is particularly important at a time marked by declining trust in political institutions and elected representatives." —Daniel Kreiss
"This volume clearly demonstrates the value and versatility of the C-SPAN Video Library. From comparisons of Trump's speeches and tweets to analyses of congressional debates on law enforcement, the chapters in this volume highlight the array of methodological and theoretical approaches that can leverage the Archives to answer our most pressing research questions. In addition to answering the valuable questions posed, the studies in this volume serve as excellent models for future research by demonstrating numerous innovative research designs that can be built around the Archives' content. The volume brings together work from several disciplines to provide key insights into what we can learn from careful analyses of elite rhetoric, narrative, and debate." —Johanna Dunaway