Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Politics and the Creating an Impression of Self

Spring break and I am catching up on my media and ran across this article in the Washington Post about Mitt Romney's attempt to create an impression of himself at different venues as parodied in Saturday Night Live.  When that troupe is at their best, they capture the absurdity of popular culture.  This can also show the power of media as a socialization agent.  This kind of scenario with politicians always takes me back to Goffman's symbolic interactionism and the presentation of self, which is what politicians attempt to do whenever in public.

The article is here.

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