The Use of Familial Terms Within Presidential Rhetoric from Truman to Obama

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Title:
The Use of Familial Terms Within Presidential Rhetoric from Truman to Obama
Author:
Guest, Joanna Ruth
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
This thesis seeks to examine the rhetorical traditions of American presidents from Truman to Obama in order to track the usage of familial terms. Within this study, the words "family" and "children" were focused on throughout the forums of Inaugural, State of the Union, Primetime, and Farewell addresses to the nation. Through tracking the prevalence of these terms and the reasons for their usage throughout the collected addresses, it has become clear that incorporating familial terms into presidential rhetoric is a dominant strategy used to engage the nation and connect with American families.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Family Studies and Human Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleThe Use of Familial Terms Within Presidential Rhetoric from Truman to Obamaen_US
dc.creatorGuest, Joanna Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuest, Joanna Ruthen_US
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to examine the rhetorical traditions of American presidents from Truman to Obama in order to track the usage of familial terms. Within this study, the words "family" and "children" were focused on throughout the forums of Inaugural, State of the Union, Primetime, and Farewell addresses to the nation. Through tracking the prevalence of these terms and the reasons for their usage throughout the collected addresses, it has become clear that incorporating familial terms into presidential rhetoric is a dominant strategy used to engage the nation and connect with American families.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily Studies and Human Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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