The Strategic Defense Initiative: Symbolic Containment of the Nuclear Threat

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Through an analysis of the language and persuasive strategies used by the Reagan and Bush administrations in selling the SDI program to the Congress and the American public, Bjork takes a fresh approach to the study of U.S. foreign policy. She focuses on the shared meanings and understandings of policy as they are created through sociocultural interaction. Using Kenneth Burke's philosophy and critical method of dramatism as a theoretical framework, she shows how Reagan's SDI program appealed symbolically to a nostalgic ...

The Strategic Defense Initiative: Symbolic Containment of the Nuclear Threat 1992, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791411612

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