Date of Award

Summer 7-23-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Dr. Carol Winkler

Second Advisor

Dr. Tomasz Tabako

Third Advisor

Dr. Mary Stuckey

Abstract

This study examines the analyzes the 2010 National Tea Party Convention in order to determine whether the Tea Party Movements’ rhetoric is unique from the rhetoric employed by previously studied movements. The study forwards the concept of a pseudo-movement: a movement that appears radical, but has normative, procedural goals.

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