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“Character”

Miller, T. (2008) “Character”. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 5 (3). pp. 303-306.

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Abstract

"Character" is invoked by the bourgeois media with inquisitorial reverence in US Presidential election campaigns as a means of problematising candidates. Distinctions are avidly drawn between "personality"-the psychological cards one is dealt-and "character"-how one plays them. A failing that derives from "personality" (which seems to be about fun and the id) can be overcome by "character" (which seems to be about repression and the ego/superego)…

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40324
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