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The performance of politics : Obama's victory and the democratic struggle for power

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Performance of Politics develops a new way of looking at democratic struggles for big time power by explaining and analysing the 2008 Presidential campaign in the United States.

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Genre/Form: 2001-2009
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander
ISBN: 9780199926435 0199926433 9780199744466 0199744467
OCLC Number: 784574906
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xiv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; Prologue ; Power, Performance and Representation ; Chapter 1 Civil Sphere and Public Drama ; Chapter 2 Becoming a Collective Representation ; Chapter 3 Spirit of the Ground Game ; Heroes, Binaries and Boundaries ; Chapter 4 Imagining Heroes ; Chapter 5 Working the Binaries ; Chapter 6 Walking the Boundaries ; Victory and Defeat ; Chapter 7 Celebrity Metaphor ; Chapter 8 Palin Effect ; Chapter 9 Financial Crisis ; Epilogue ; Note on Concept and Method ; Appendix ; Endnotes ; Index
Responsibility: Jeffrey C. Alexander.

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In an extraordinary analysis of real breadth and depth, Jeffrey Alexander challenges us to re-think Barack Obama's election as president. Political observers have focused too much on the plain Read more...

 
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