TITLE

READING CONVENTIONS: POLITICAL STORIES FROM 1988

AUTHOR(S)
Fields, Wayne
PUB. DATE
March 1998
SOURCE
Rhetoric & Public Affairs;Spring98, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31585301

 

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