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dc.contributor.advisorKumar, Shanti
dc.creatorDaniels, Jonathan Ashley
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-08T18:47:09Z
dc.date.available2012-02-08T18:47:09Z
dc.date.created2011-12
dc.date.issued2012-02-08
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4762
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThe Tea Party’s influence in the recent 2010 elections suggests that the group is making an impact within American politics. This project seeks to identify the cultural forces at work and ground them within Antonio Gramsci’s framework of hegemony. Taking a cue from Michael Bérubé’s recent book The Left at War, I perform a close analysis of the Tea Party’s project for hegemony. I focus on the media discourses of the Tea Party movement, performing a close reading of two key Tea Party websites and unpacking two important televised moments relating to the Tea Party’s rise as a grassroots movement. I argue that the Tea Party uses the practice of articulation to persuade the American public that Tea Party members are the rightful heirs to the project of “America” that the Founding Fathers began centuries ago by using the theories of Bérubé, Stuart Hall, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe as reference points. Finally, I use my analysis of the Tea Party’s articulatory practices to begin exploring a way forward for the American Left, building on the groundbreaking cultural work of Bérubé, Hall, and Laclau and Mouffe.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectTea Party
dc.subjectHegemony
dc.subjectRepublican
dc.subjectDemocrat
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectDiscourse
dc.subjectOccupy Wall Street
dc.subjectGramsci
dc.subjectBerube
dc.subjectStuart Hall
dc.subjectLaclau and Mouffe
dc.subjectLaclau
dc.subjectMouffe
dc.subjectHarvey
dc.subjectPostmodern
dc.subjectHegemonic
dc.titleHegemony now! : an examination of the Tea Party's hegemonic project
dc.title.alternativeExamination of the Tea Party's hegemonic project
dc.date.updated2012-02-08T18:47:18Z
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4762
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Film
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Film
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Film
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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