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Founding Fictions (Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit)

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Part political history, part rhetorical criticism, Founding Fictions is an extended analysis of how Americans imagined themselves as citizens between 1764 and 1845. It critically re-interrogates our fundamental assumptions about a government based upon the will of the people, with profound implications for our ability to assess democracy today.

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Founding Fictions develops the concept of a andldquo;political fiction,andrdquo; or a narrative that people tell about their own political theories, and analyzes how republican and democratic fictions positioned American citizens as either romantic heroes, tragic victims, or ironic partisans.and#160; By re-telling the stories that Americans have told themselves about citizenship, Mercieca highlights an important contradiction in American political theory and practice: that national stability and active citizen participation are perceived as fundamentally at odds.

Synopsis:

Part political history, part rhetorical criticism, Founding Fictions is an extended analysis of how Americans imagined themselves as citizens between 1764 and 1845.

About the Author

Jennifer R. Mercieca is an associate professor of Communication at Texas AandM University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817316907
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Author:
Mercieca, Jennifer R.
Subject:
Political culture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
General
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Albma Rhetoric Cult and Soc Crit
Publication Date:
20100415
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » Intercultural Communications » General
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History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Part political history, part rhetorical criticism, Founding Fictions is an extended analysis of how Americans imagined themselves as citizens between 1764 and 1845.

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