Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Burkean analysis of the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election
by McCloskey, Thomas, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 117; 1499182
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examined the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election between Viktor Yanykovich and Yulia Tymoshenko through the lens of the presidential imaging strategies used and the narratives that the candidates constructed. After discussing Ukraine's cultural and political background, reviewing the literature of image construction methods, and outlining Barry Brummett's representative anecdote methodology, this thesis examined the anecdotes of both Yanykovich and Tymoshenko as well as that of a single rhetorical event from the campaign, the non-debate in which Yanykovich refused to participate. This analysis led to several significant implications about imaging strategies, Brummett's methodology, and Ukrainian political discourse.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Craig
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: East European Studies, Communication, Political science
Publication Number: 1499182
ISBN: 978-1-124-85236-2
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