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ERIC Number: EJ542427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Character, the Constitution, and the Ideological Embodiment of "Civil Rights" in the 1967 Nomination of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court.
Parry-Giles, Trevor
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v82 n4 p364-82 Nov 1996
Considers the United States Constitution a "characterological" document that motivates the image-based politics characteristic of contemporary confirmation controversies. Suggests that this motive results in the embodiment of ideology in the characters who dominate American public life. Cites the confirmation debate regarding Thurgood Marshall's Supreme Court nomination--he embodied opposing conceptions of "civil rights" for supporters and opponents. (PA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution