Obama and World-Making: Art, Language, and Leadership -- Imagery as Constitutive of Political Action
The 2008 Obama Presidential campaign will likely become one of the most discussed, debated and analyzed political campaigns this century. It was a fascinating spectacle and provides much food for academic thought. For our purposes, the campaign provides a context for testing a template for interpreting political activity. This essay will attempt first to describe this template and its core assumptions. This will require the political scientist's patience since it draws on models beyond the boundaries of the discipline conventionally conceived. Second, we shall illustrate our understandings at work in the Obama campaign.
Barack Obama , Politics -- campaigns , Politics -- imagery