Fields, Wayne
March 1998
Rhetoric & Public Affairs;Spring98, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p89
Academic Journal
The article presents a critical analysis on the stories about the political events in the U.S., focusing on the 1988 U.S. nominating convention of the Republican and Democratic Party. It attempts to see how the shape might inform the general understanding of the nature and implications of the nominating convention even if it was not composed in the usual way. It is stated that the events unfolded in Atlanta, Georgia and in New Orleans, Louisiana were rooted in events that had taken place years earlier and had a life that continues beyond 1988. According to the author, the stories enacted by the nominating conventions of 1988 were at once antagonistic and complementary, the consequence of differing but inseparable national narratives.


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