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Alexander, Jeffrey C., 1947-
The performance of politics : Obama's victory and the democratic struggle for power / Jeffrey C. Alexander
Alternate Title Obama's victory and the democratic struggle for power
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E906 .A44 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008
Subject Obama, Barack
Subject(s) Performance art -- Political aspects -- United States
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
Physical Description xiv, 364 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-352) and index
Contents Power, performance, and representation -- Civil sphere and public drama -- Becoming a collective representation -- Spirit of the ground game -- Heroes, binaries, and boundaries -- Imagining heroes -- Working the binaries -- Walking the boundaries -- Victory and defeat -- Celebrity metaphor -- Palin effect -- Financial crisis

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