TITLE

Crisis Narratives and the Role of Government: Comparing Ronald Reagan's and Barack Obama's National Convention Addresses

AUTHOR(S)
Petre, James T.
PUB. DATE
September 2014
SOURCE
Iowa Journal of Communication;Fall2014, Vol. 46 Issue 1/2, p179
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The U.S. American elections of 1980 and 2008 both occurred during times of crisis and often drew comparisons to one another during the 2008 campaign. As candidates delivering their respective National Convention Nomination Acceptance Addresses, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama constructed crisis narratives that blamed the ongoing crisis on the opposing party, and presented a vision of how, as president, each would lead the nation out of the crisis. Explored here is how both candidates' construction of crisis narratives worked to situate campaign issues in favorable terms and invited a reconsideration of the relationship between citizens and their government.
ACCESSION #
101596071

 

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