ISBN-10:
1107026180
ISBN-13:
9781107026186
Pub. Date:
10/31/2012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Performative Presidency: Crisis and Resurrection during the Clinton Years

The Performative Presidency: Crisis and Resurrection during the Clinton Years

by Jason L. Mast

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107026186
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Series: Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Jason L. Mast is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Karl Mannheim Chair for Cultural Studies at Zeppelin University, Germany.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Presidential leadership under the conditions of defusion; 3. Character formation: the rise of two Bill Clintons, 1992; 4. The profanation of a president, 1992-4: presidential character, the 'climate of suspicion', and the culture of scandal; 5. The Conservative revolution as purification and its subsequent pollution: the rise and fall of Newt Gingrich, and the fall and rise of Bill Clinton; 6. Birth of a symbolic inversion: Clinton (re-)fuses with the presidential character; 7. The second term: the Republicans' polluting scandal and Clinton's successful performance; 8. Conclusion.

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