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The rhetoric of heroic expectations : establishing the Obama presidency

Author: Justin S Vaughn; Jennifer R Mercieca
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2014.
Series: Presidential rhetoric and political communication, no. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin S Vaughn; Jennifer R Mercieca
ISBN: 9781623490423 1623490421 9781623490430 162349043X 9781623491215 1623491215
OCLC Number: 847532503
Description: xviii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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 dimensions 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.
Series Title: Presidential rhetoric and political communication, no. 24.
Responsibility: edited by Justin S. Vaughn & Jennifer R. Mercieca.
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