Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on

Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on

Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television's the West Wing: Shaping the President on Television's the West Wing [Reading] ➸ Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television's the West Wing: Shaping the President on Television's the West Wing By Melissa Crawley – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Before the unprecedented televised presidential debates of , most Americans were able to relate to their leaders in little than an historical context In the era of televised elections, however, the me Before the Goes to Epub Ý unprecedented televised presidential debates of , most Americans were able to relate to their leaders in little than an historical context In the era Mr. Sorkin PDF or of televised elections, however, the media have allowed Americans to witness the paternal, moral and intellectual qualities of their president up close Television has been so critical Sorkin Goes to PDF Î to this process of political socialization that, for many Americans, the televised image of the president is the president As the acclaimed television drama The West Wing demonstrates, fictional representations of the presidency can also be significant civic forces This book examines how film and television drama contribute to shaping the presidency and the way most Americans understand it, and particularly the processes of political education The text discusses The West Wing s didactic potential, its representation of White House politics, and its depiction of race and gender, with commentary on how fictional representations of the presidency become important elements of American political consciousness.


10 thoughts on “Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television's the West Wing: Shaping the President on Television's the West Wing

  1. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    You could play a drinking game with this book take a drink every time you read the word affect or affective I promise you ll get blitzed long before the end of a chapter before the end of one page , in some cases Other than a tool for getting wasted, it s a decent book, but not groundbreaking Crawley spends part of the time discussing not much original analysis, just discussion of others analyses how presidents and politics are depicted on non fiction TV as well as fiction TV and mo You could play a drinking game with this book take a drink every time you read the word affect or affective I promise you ll get blitzed long before the end of a chapter before the end of one page , in some cases Other than a tool for getting wasted, it s a decent book, but not groundbreaking Crawley spends part of the time discussing not much original analysis, just discussion of others analyses how presidents and politics are depicted on non fiction TV as well as fiction TV and movies she then spends some time discussing each of the major characters on The West Wing and the way Sorkin approached the show and some marriage of the two topics how Bartlet is like how people want to see their president be in real life, for example This book started as her thesis for a Ph.D in media, and boy, it feels like something I wrote in college while getting my BA Does that mean I m a genius that I rival a Ph.D thesis Or that her arguments not even a lot of arguments just explanations are so weak that an undergrad could do as well I don t know, but I do know that I like The West Wing, and this has some amount of media analysis again, mostly others analysis , so it s an okay book.It wasn t bad, just not verybroad The book comes across as an analysis of the presidency on The West Wing, but she seems to stress the emotional factor of President Bartlet, specifically It wasn t a bad book, but not as in depth as other West Winganalyses


  2. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I think this was basically a thesis that got turned into a book I really liked the chapter essay Communicating the Presidency on Screen which talked about the President real and fictional and Presidential candidates and how that portrayal on screen affected success or failure.


  3. Scott Scott says:

    Essentially Crawley s grad thesis expanded into a book, but I love this show something powerful and have seen the episodes so many times that I m ready to get meta on it.


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