IASH Speaker Series
April 9, 2013Tweet
Glick explores a widespread semiotic principle grounding the social production of meaning by example, looking at the operation of parallelism in the televised acceptance speech through which Barak Obama accepted his first term presidency. More specifically, the paper analyzes the way in which President-elect Obama ritually transformed himself into America's first African-American president. In general, Glick investigates the process by which political change is enacted in and through ritualized events.