ERIC Number: EJ571734
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Presidential Spectacles: Political Illusionism and the Rhetoric of Travel.
Erickson, Keith V.
Communication Monographs, v65 n2 p141-53 Jun 1998
Contributes to rhetorical scholarship by exploring the rhetorical implications of presidential travel spectacles. Finds that travel spectacles enable administrations to marginalize verbal eloquence, visually simplify complex political issues, narratively interpret presidential agendas, synoptically reify presidential personae, and construct or mystify political realities. Discusses implications of political illusionism for the presidency, citizenry, and rhetorical critic. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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