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Mark Pharris, BA

The Wisconsin Recalls and the Lifecycle of Democracy

Abstract: Using the recent 2012 Wisconsin recall campaign as a case study, this thesis explores how social actors conceive of and enact American democracy. Through the hermeneutically-driven textual analysis of a variety of editorials, columns, and letters concerning Wisconsin, I reveal how recalls disrupt a natural democratic “lifecycle,” forcing actors to contend directly with why and how democracy functions …more

Wisconsin Scott Walker recalls democracy elections discourse analysis cultural sociology binary codes structural hermeneutics

Description: Using the recent 2012 Wisconsin recall campaign as a case study, this thesis explores how social actors conceive of and enact American democracy. Through the hermeneutically-driven textual analysis of a variety of editorials, columns, and letters concerning Wisconsin, I reveal how recalls disrupt a natural democratic “lifecycle,” forcing actors to contend directly with why and how democracy functions …more

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  • Entered/Edited 7. 6. 2013 12:30, Soňa Enenkelová
  • Record made 29. 4. 2013 11:59, Soňa Enenkelová
  • Accessible from: 6. 5. 2013 11:55, Soňa Enenkelová
  • Thesis/dissertation received 6. 5. 2013 11:55, Soňa Enenkelová

Master's thesis defence

  • Took place 29. 5. 2013, the thesis was defended successfully.

Supervisor:

  • doc. Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Ph.D., KSoc FSS MU, Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies

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Literature:

  • SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. Course in general linguistics : Cours de linguistique générale (Orig.). Edited by Albert Sechehaye - Charles Bally. 1st McGraw-Hill Paperback ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966. xvi, 240 p.
  • GLASER, Barney G. and Anselm L. STRAUSS. The discovery of grounded theory : strategies for qualitative research. 1st. pub. Chicago: Aldine publishing company, 1967. x, 271 s.
  • LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Structural anthropology. Translated by Claire Jacobson - Brooke Grundfest Schoepf. New York: Basic Books, 1963. xvi, 410 s.
  • ALEXANDER, Jeffrey C. The meanings of social life : a cultural sociology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. 296 p. ISBN 9780195306408.
  • GEERTZ, Clifford. The interpretation of cultures : selected essays. New York: Basic Books, 1973. ix, 470. ISBN 0465097197.
  • TILLY, Charles. Democracy. 1st ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xii, 234. ISBN 9780521701532.
  • Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual. Edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander - Bernhard Giesen - Jason L. Mast. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xv, 374. ISBN 052167462X.
  • PEIRCE, Charles Sanders. The essential Peirce : selected philosophical writings. Edited by Nathan Houser. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1998. xxxviii, 5. ISBN 0253211905.
  • ALEXANDER, Jeffrey C. The performance of politics : Obama's victory and the democratic struggle for power. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xiv, 364. ISBN 9780199744466.

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