Chapter 14. Feminism and Public Address Research

Television News and the Constitution of Women's Liberation

  1. Shawn J. Parry-Giles Professor Director2 and
  2. J. Michael Hogan PhD Professor scholarly advisor3
  1. Bonnie J. Dow Associate Professor Chair

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch14

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

How to Cite

Dow, B. J. (2010) Feminism and Public Address Research, in The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (eds S. J. Parry-Giles and J. M. Hogan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Maryland, USA

  2. 3

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Vanderbilt University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178136

Online ISBN: 9781444324105



  • feminism and public address research television news and constitution of women's liberation;
  • “Feminism,” polysemous term - in the context of public address research;
  • feminist public address scholarship - influenced by interplay of multiple meanings of feminism;
  • Karlyn Kohrs Campbell's Man Cannot Speak for Her - A Critical Study of Early Feminist Rhetoric;
  • intersections of feminism and public address - from America's beginnings through early twentieth century;
  • challenges to and for recovery project - Campbell defending intentions and integrity of recovery project;
  • beyond the recovery project - mass media, politics and feminist critique;
  • second-wave feminism, mass media and visual rhetorics of gender;
  • future of feminist study in public address - vibrant one;
  • feminist analysis of visual forms of public address


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Recovery Project

  • Challenges to and for the Recovery Project

  • Beyond the Recovery Project: Mass Media, Politics, and Feminist Critique

  • Second-Wave Feminism, Mass Media, and Visual Rhetorics of Gender

  • Conclusion