Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words / Edition 1

Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words / Edition 1

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0226092216
ISBN-13:
9780226092218
Pub. Date:
05/01/2008
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
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Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words / Edition 1

In Presidents Creating the Presidency, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson expand and recast their classic Deeds Done in Words for the YouTube era, revealing how our media-saturated age has transformed the ever-evolving rhetorical strategies that presidents use to increase and sustain the powers of the executive branch. Identifying the primary genres of presidential oratory, Campbell and Jamieson add new analyses of signing statements and national eulogies to their explorations of inaugural addresses, veto messages, and warrhetoric, among other types. For two centuries, these rhetorical acts have succeeded brilliantly and failed miserably at satisfying the demands of audience, occasion, and institution-and in the process, they have increased and depleted political capital by enhancing presidential authorityor ceding it to the other branches. Illuminating the reasons behind each outcome, Campbell and Jamieson draw an authoritative picture of how presidents have used rhetoric to shape the presidency-and how they continue to re-create it.

About the Author:
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell is professor of communication studies at the University of Minnesota

About the Author:
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226092218
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 548,339
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction: The Rhetorical Presidency     1
Inaugural Addresses     29
Special Inaugural Addresses: The Speeches of Ascendant Vice Presidents     57
National Eulogies     73
Pardoning Rhetoric     105
State of the Union Addresses     137
Veto Messages     165
The Signing Statement as De Facto Item Veto     195
Presidential War Rhetoric     217
Presidential Rhetoric of Self-Defense     255
The Rhetoric of Impeachment     277
Farewell Addresses     307
Conclusion     335
Other Rhetorical Forms     347
Notes     351
Index     415

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