By Jason L. Mast

The Performative Presidency brings jointly literatures describing presidential management recommendations, public understandings of citizenship, and information construction and media applied sciences among the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and invoice Clinton, and information how the relatives among those spheres have replaced through the years. Jason L. Mast demonstrates how interactions among leaders, publics, and media are prepared in a theatrical method, and argues that mass mediated plot formation and personality improvement play an expanding function in structuring the political area. He indicates politics as a strategy of ongoing performances staged by way of inspired political actors, mediated through critics, and interpreted through audiences, within the context of a deeply rooted, generally shared method of collective representations. The interdisciplinary framework of this booklet brings jointly a semiotic thought of tradition with thoughts from the burgeoning box of functionality studies.

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