The Resource The rhetoric of heroic expectations : establishing the Obama presidency, edited by Justin S. Vaughn and Jennifer R. Mercieca

The rhetoric of heroic expectations : establishing the Obama presidency, edited by Justin S. Vaughn and Jennifer R. Mercieca

Label
The rhetoric of heroic expectations : establishing the Obama presidency
Title
The rhetoric of heroic expectations
Title remainder
establishing the Obama presidency
Statement of responsibility
edited by Justin S. Vaughn and Jennifer R. Mercieca
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Campaign rhetoric helps candidates to get elected, but its effects last well beyond the counting of the ballots; this was perhaps never truer than in Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. Did Obama create such high expectations that they actually hindered his ability to enact his agenda? Should we judge his performance by the scale of the expectations his rhetoric generated, or against some other standard? The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency grapples with these and other important questions. Barack Obama's election seemed to many to fulfill Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of the "long arc of the moral universe ... bending toward justice." And after the terrorism, war, and economic downturn of the previous decade, candidate Obama's rhetoric cast broad visions of a change in the direction of American life. In these and other ways, the election of 2008 presented an especially strong example of creating expectations that would shape the public's views of the incoming administration. The public's high expectations, in turn, become a part of any president's burden upon assuming office. The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the historical moment within which the president assumes office); and personal burdens (specific to the individual who becomes president).--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.932092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.R47 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Presidential rhetoric and political communication
Series volume
number 24
Label
The rhetoric of heroic expectations : establishing the Obama presidency, edited by Justin S. Vaughn and Jennifer R. Mercieca
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barack Obama and the rhetoric of heroic expectations / Jennifer R. Mercieca and Justin S. Vaughn -- A lighthouse at the crossroads: Barack Obama's call for agonistic democracy / Jay P. Childers -- The "we" in "yes, we can": Obama's audience, the audience's Obama, and consubstantiality / Eric Dieter -- Overcoming institutional burdens: President Obama's rhetorical leadership in his first year / Brandon Rottinghaus -- Where's the media? President Obama, the public, and news coverage / Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha -- The United States and the world: the rhetorical dimension of Obama's foreign policy / David Zarefsky -- Resetting America's role in the world: President Obama's rhetoric of (re)conciliation and partnership / Jason A. Edwards -- Obama's two bodies: a study in American economic theology / James Arnt Aune -- The secular messianic style in Barack Obama's "call to renewal" speech / Catherine L. Langford -- The exodus as burden: Obama, agency, and the containment thesis / Dave Tell -- Picturing the presidents: Obama and the visual politics of White House art / Cara Finnegan -- Michelle Obama, "mom-in-chief": gender, race, and familialism in media representations of the First Lady / Bonnie J. Dow -- Epilogue: Carrying the burden: how Barack Obama both embraced and diminished heroic expectations / Jennifer R. Mercieca and Justin S. Vaughn
Control code
ocn871258207
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 279 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461958277
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30309669
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871258207
  • pebcs146195827X

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