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dc.contributor.authorCaudle, Courtney Alexsis
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:18:24Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:18:24Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.othercaudle_courtney_a_200908_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/caudle_courtney_a_200908_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25759
dc.description.abstractIn rhetorical studies, much has been written on the role of first lady and the women whom enacted this position. Scholars in several fields (history, rhetoric, popular culture) have examined First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy: however, this thesis supplements existing research both in first lady scholarship generally and on Jackie’s specific performance as first lady. I contend that Jackie’s performance remains unique because she carved a celebrity space both inimitable in the 1960s yet available to subsequent first ladies. I examine mediated texts (both visual and written) from 1961-1963 to (re)examine her enactment of the role during (1) President Kennedy’s Inauguration, (2) her televised tour of the White House, and (3) President Kennedy’s funeral. Ultimately, I argue she was integral to historical and contemporary public memory of his presidential persona and legacy.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectJacqueline Kennedy
dc.subjectFirst Ladies
dc.subjectRhetoric
dc.subjectVisual analysis
dc.subjectMediated communication
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectCelebrity
dc.subjectCultural Studies
dc.titleJackie Kennedy’s presidential persona
dc.title.alternative(re)assessing her rhetorical influence
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSpeech Communication
dc.description.majorSpeech Communication
dc.description.advisorEdward Panetta
dc.description.committeeEdward Panetta
dc.description.committeeRoger Stahl
dc.description.committeeThomas Lessl


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