Home WakeSpace Scholarship › Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A Transparent Hillary Clinton Through the Lens of Apologia Discourse

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Item Files

Item Details

abstract
In March 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was accused of using her family’s private email server for official government communications. While being a candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election, Clinton has been under public scrutiny for lacking transparency. Clinton has had to employ strategic means in order to repair her public image. This study utilizes Benoit’s Image Restoration Theory’s typology to analyze Clinton’s rhetorical responses to the email controversy. It was revealed that for Clinton transparency was used as a strategy in her attempt to successfully repair her image. Ultimately, it was determined that there is an intersection between transparency and image repair theory.
subject
Apologia
Benoit
Hillary Clinton
Transparency
contributor
Threatt, Whitney (author)
Louden, Allan (committee chair)
Llewellyn, John (committee member)
Coates, David (committee member)
date
2016-05-21T08:35:54Z (accessioned)
2016-05-21T08:35:54Z (available)
2016 (issued)
degree
Liberal Studies (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/59330 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
A Transparent Hillary Clinton Through the Lens of Apologia Discourse
type
Thesis

Usage Statistics