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dc.contributor.advisorKumar, Shantien
dc.creatorDaniels, Jonathan Ashleyen
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-08T18:47:09Zen
dc.date.available2012-02-08T18:47:09Zen
dc.date.created2011-12en
dc.date.issued2012-02-08en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4762en
dc.descriptiontexten
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.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectTea Partyen
dc.subjectHegemonyen
dc.subjectRepublicanen
dc.subjectDemocraten
dc.subjectPoliticsen
dc.subjectDiscourseen
dc.subjectOccupy Wall Streeten
dc.subjectGramscien
dc.subjectBerubeen
dc.subjectStuart Hallen
dc.subjectLaclau and Mouffeen
dc.subjectLaclauen
dc.subjectMouffeen
dc.subjectHarveyen
dc.subjectPostmodernen
dc.subjectHegemonicen
dc.titleHegemony now! : an examination of the Tea Party's hegemonic projecten
dc.title.alternativeExamination of the Tea Party's hegemonic projecten
dc.date.updated2012-02-08T18:47:18Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4762en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMallapragada, Madhavien
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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