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Presentation
The Rhetorical Construction of the Post-9/11 U.S. Citizen
National Communication Association Annual Conference (NCA) (2008)
  • Shana Bridges, Georgia Southern University
Abstract
I will analyze the post-9/11 rhetoric of President George W. Bush. First, I will expand on the discussion of the intrinsic role of language in the social construction of reality and, consequently, the formation of nationalism and citizenship; Second, I will discuss Altheide’s (2006) concept of “the politics of fear”; and third, using ideological and feminist critique, I will highlight the various ways in which U.S. citizens are socially constructed by President Bush’s rhetoric.
Keywords
  • Rhetorical Construction,
  • Post-9/11 U.S.,
  • Communication,
  • Social Construction Division
Disciplines
Publication Date
November 22, 2008
Location
San Diego, CA
Citation Information
Shana Bridges. "The Rhetorical Construction of the Post-9/11 U.S. Citizen" National Communication Association Annual Conference (NCA) (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shana-bridges/4/