Rhetoric of American Exceptionalism: Critical Essays Cover Image
By Jason A. Edwards (Editor), David Weiss (Editor)
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The American experience has been defined, in part, by the rhetoric of exceptionalism. This book of 11 critical essays explores the notion as it is manifested across a range of contexts, including the presidency, foreign policy, religion, economics, American history, television news and sports. The idea of exceptionalism is explored through the words of its champions and its challengers, past and present. By studying how the principles of American exceptionalism have been used, adapted, challenged, and even rejected, this volume demonstrates the continued importance of exceptionalism to the mythology, sense of place, direction and identity of the United States, within and outside of the realm of politics. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

About the Author

Jason A. Edwards is an assistant professor of communication studies at Bridgewater State University. His research interests center on the intersections of presidential rhetoric, American foreign policy culture and international politics. David Weiss is an assistant professor of mediated, political, and strategic communication at the University of New Mexico. His research interests include critical media discourse, representations of "culture war" issues in popular culture, and religious communication in the political and public sphere.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786459704
ISBN-10: 0786459700
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2011
Pages: 228
Language: English