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ERIC Number: EJ776844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Recasting the American Dream and American Politics: Barack Obama's Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention
Rowland, Robert C.; Jones, John M.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v93 n4 p425-448 Nov 2007
This essay draws upon the work of Northrop Frye to show that stories enacting the American Dream contain elements associated with romance, and briefly traces how Ronald Reagan and conservatives utilized the romance of the American Dream to the point that many Americans associated it exclusively with conservatism. The essay then details how Barack Obama, in his 2004 Democratic Convention keynote address, recast the American dream from a conservative to a liberal story. (Contains 72 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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