Stephen Maynard Caliendo

Stephen Maynard Caliendo
North Central College · Political Science

Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
September 2005 - present
North Central College
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
May 1995 - May 1998
Purdue University
Field of study
  • Political Science
September 1993 - May 1995
Purdue University
Field of study
  • Political Science
September 1989 - May 1993
Clarion University
Field of study
  • English; Political Science

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Publications (35)
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This review essay offers an overview of the literature on media portrayals of groups and identities with a focus on groups that have been historically disadvantaged. I provide a survey of content analyses of media images and narratives as well as experimental studies designed to isolate the effects of such messages. The essay concludes with a brief...
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Unspoken Politics: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking. By Efrén O. Pérez . Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 228 pp., $29.99 Paper - Stephen M. Caliendo
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This study examines the impact of using Twitter in the classroom on student political efficacy, interest, and engagement. Millennials use the virtual world to build social relationships and to obtain information. By envisioning the virtual world as a means to increase civic engagement, political science instructors can use technology to draw upon s...
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Technology and Civic Engagement in the College Classroom is an empirically and theoretically driven contribution to an emerging field of study in Political Science. This edited volume provides both theoretical and pedagogical justifications for the use of certain technologies and strategies to increase civic engagement, as well as empirical results...
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According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), “Youth political engagement requires attention. Forty-five percent of young people age 18–29 voted in 2012, down from 51% in 2008.” (2015). While the lack of civic engagement, efficacy, and political knowledge of young people is not a newly discovered tr...
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Why does inequality have such a hold on American society and public policy? And what can we, as citizens, do about it? Inequality in America takes an in-depth look at individual-level and systemic inequality, focusing in particular on race, poverty, and gender, across a wide range of issues from housing and education to crime, employment and health...
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This article identifies a marked difference in the type of race-based appeals that dominated Barack Obama's presidential reelection contest in 2012 from his inaugural campaign in 2008. Racist appeals by Mitt Romney and the right in 2012 supplanted the racial appeals by Obama and the left in 2008. We focus our attention on a particularly salient for...
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What's Going On? Political Incorporation and the Transformation of Black Public Opinion. By TateKatherine. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2010. 208p. $29.95. - Volume 10 Issue 3 - Stephen Maynard Caliendo
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Panel Proposed by: Joseph McCormick (Penn State York) and David C. Wilson (University of Delaware)We propose a panel that addresses one of the most controversial, but important, concepts in the racial politics literature: framing. Policies, issues, and candidates are framed in many ways, and of the most prevalent and effects frames is that of race....
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In our evolving American political culture, whites and blacks continue to respond very differently to race-based messages and the candidates who use them. Race Appeal examines the use and influence such appeals have on voters in elections for federal office in which one candidate is a member of a minority group. Charlton McIlwain and Stephen Calie...
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The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity is a comprehensive guide to the increasingly relevant, broad and ever changing terrain of studies surrounding race and ethnicity. Comprising a series of essays and a critical dictionary of key names and terms written by respected scholars from a range of academic disciplines, this book provides a though...
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We explore the extent to which and the ways in which race-based messages have been used in election campaigns that feature racial minorities. We examine televised political advertisements from federal election contests where at least one of the candidates was a member of a racial minority group. In this paper, we present a descriptive account of th...
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This article seeks to ascertain how implicit and explicit racial messages are constructed in televised political campaign advertisements. Utilizing a content analysis of 328 spots run in election contests between 1990 and 2000 where at least one candidate was African American, the authors provide results and analyses that demonstrate that both Whit...
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We explore the degree to which media coverage of the 2008 Democratic presidential nominating contests contribute to perceptions of minority candidates in the mass public. We examine the attribute framing of candidates in news media coverage from January 1, 2007 through January 15, 2008. Specifically, we quantitatively content analyze newspaper cove...
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Scholars have responded to the increase in racial minority involvement in federal elections by examining the types and extent of racial messages in campaign communication. Others have focused on third-party messages, particularly those found in the mass media. Building off and improving on the work of earlier cross-sectional studies, this paper fea...
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Rooted in political communication models of framing and priming and a rather unique theory of appeals to racial authenticity, the authors examine minority candidates in both majority-minority and majority-white districts during the 2004 election cycle.They explore and analyze potential framing and priming effects based on variations of candidates’...
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Caliendo examines the results of a comprehensive study of how students learn about American Government. The working premise is that while many political attitudes formed during adolescent socialization are open to change throughout one's life, latent attitudes that are not salient and, thus, are not challenged with new information provided by media...
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The so-called CNN effect suggests that the American public has quick access to more information about world events than ever before. To test the prevalence of the effect, this study examines New York Times stories on fifty countries that human-rights researchers list among the top violators. Results show that although there is a moderate correlatio...
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The extant literature in the areas of race, campaign communication and voting behavior has left unaddressed a number of issues that we explore in this paper. Previous studies have focused almost solely on the perceptions of black candidates by white voters; we are interested in understanding how racial cues in political advertising affect voter vot...
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We seek to understand how racist appeals by White candidates affect Black respondents' perception of a Black and White candidate in a biracial election contest, as well as how appeals to Black authenticity affect Black respondents' perceptions of two Black candidates vying for office against one another. We offer the results of two experiments cond...
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Given the widespread tendency to avoid direct discourse about race in America (specifically among whites), we seek to better understand whether racial messages that heighten our awareness about race have an effect on voter decision-making. Rather than focusing on messages from news media or political advertising as priming agents, we explore the po...
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Having compiled a heretofore unavailable list of federal election contests involving at least one minority candidate between 1990 and 2006 (both challengers and victors), we now have a unique data set that includes a number of variables such as amount of money raised/spent by the candidates, incumbency status, racial makeup of districts, exit poll...
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Paper prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 7-10, 2005, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois. The authors are co-directors of The Project on Race in Political Communication (RaceProject.org). Please do not cite without permission. The most current version of this paper will be provided...
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The United States Supreme Court must rely on other courts and administrative agencies to comply with its rulings for it to continually function as a meaningful political institution. It is therefore important to understand the base of the Court's public support. While the Court has enjoyed greater levels of confidence among the mass public than eit...

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