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The Performative Presidency : Crisis and Resurrection during the Clinton Years

By: Mast, Jason L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cambridge Cultural Social Studies: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (214 p.).ISBN: 9781139842747.Subject(s): Clinton, Bill, 1946- | Clinton, Bill, 1946 -- Public opinion | Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Mass media and public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Performative Presidency : Crisis and Resurrection during the Clinton YearsDDC classification: 973.929092 LOC classification: E885 .M38 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; The Performative Presidency; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; The cultural pragmatics of the Clinton years; 2 Presidential leadership under the conditions of defusion; The rise of the conditions of defusion and performative politics; 3 Character formation: the rise of two Bill Clintons, 1992; Political campaigns as plot development; Fusing narrative and candidate, part 1: the rise of ""Slick Willie""; Fusing narrative and candidate, part 2: the rise of a presidential Clinton
4 The profanation of a president, 1992-1994: presidential character, the ""climate of suspicion,"" and the culture of scandalThe symbolic intermingling of character, scandal, and policy; Clinton's character as a contested sign: populist or liberal elitist?; The expansion of a counter-democratic framework: the budget, health care, and the Hill; Symbolic pollution and the weakening of the presidential power; 5 The conservative revolution as purification and its subsequent pollution: the rise and fall of Newt Gingrich, and the fall and rise of Bill Clinton
Unsettling the political center: the rise of Newt GingrichCharacter formation and access to the means of symbolic distribution: the Contract with America and the first 100 days of the Gingrich Congress; Defining the other by exploiting defusion: Gingrich Republicans attack the Clintons; Darkside of the mise-en-scène: Gingrich's meanness problem walks and talks; Defusion as eroding legitimation: Clinton narrated as a one-term president; The president as culture structure: character and role; An infelicitous performative; From defusion to fusion: from a hissing sound to a bomb blast
6 Birth of a symbolic inversion: Clinton (re-)fuses with the presidential characterPerforming events; Return of the culture of scandal; Showdown and the crystallization of Clinton's performative power; (Re-)fused and re-elected: a prelude to Monicagate; 7 The second term: the Republicans' polluting scandal and Clinton's successful performance; Towards ritualization: Monicagate's first phase; Dramatic erosion: Monicagate's middle phase; Failed ritual: Monicagate's third and final phase; 8 Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; References
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Summary: A cultural analysis of 1990s politics in the US, detailing the rise of performance oriented politics during Clinton's presidency.
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Cover; The Performative Presidency; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; The cultural pragmatics of the Clinton years; 2 Presidential leadership under the conditions of defusion; The rise of the conditions of defusion and performative politics; 3 Character formation: the rise of two Bill Clintons, 1992; Political campaigns as plot development; Fusing narrative and candidate, part 1: the rise of ""Slick Willie""; Fusing narrative and candidate, part 2: the rise of a presidential Clinton

4 The profanation of a president, 1992-1994: presidential character, the ""climate of suspicion,"" and the culture of scandalThe symbolic intermingling of character, scandal, and policy; Clinton's character as a contested sign: populist or liberal elitist?; The expansion of a counter-democratic framework: the budget, health care, and the Hill; Symbolic pollution and the weakening of the presidential power; 5 The conservative revolution as purification and its subsequent pollution: the rise and fall of Newt Gingrich, and the fall and rise of Bill Clinton

Unsettling the political center: the rise of Newt GingrichCharacter formation and access to the means of symbolic distribution: the Contract with America and the first 100 days of the Gingrich Congress; Defining the other by exploiting defusion: Gingrich Republicans attack the Clintons; Darkside of the mise-en-scène: Gingrich's meanness problem walks and talks; Defusion as eroding legitimation: Clinton narrated as a one-term president; The president as culture structure: character and role; An infelicitous performative; From defusion to fusion: from a hissing sound to a bomb blast

6 Birth of a symbolic inversion: Clinton (re-)fuses with the presidential characterPerforming events; Return of the culture of scandal; Showdown and the crystallization of Clinton's performative power; (Re-)fused and re-elected: a prelude to Monicagate; 7 The second term: the Republicans' polluting scandal and Clinton's successful performance; Towards ritualization: Monicagate's first phase; Dramatic erosion: Monicagate's middle phase; Failed ritual: Monicagate's third and final phase; 8 Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; References

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A cultural analysis of 1990s politics in the US, detailing the rise of performance oriented politics during Clinton's presidency.

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