Browsing Theses/Dissertations - Communication Studies by Subject "Agamben, Giorgio."
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Barack Obama and the rhetoric of American exceptionalism : race, economy, security, and the exceptional rhetorical apparatus of sovereign power. (, 2012-08-08)This thesis examines President Barack Obama’s use of the rhetoric of American exceptionalism to establish authority for the exercise of sovereign power. I perform a close reading of three speeches to examine how Obama ...