The lead article in this issue is about the rather ambitious goals of
this e-journal. That is followed by a social structural analysis of the
kind of presidency our current President best exemplifies. The piece
after that provides a social structural analysis of social class in
America that is documented from the stories that can be generated from
wedding announcements. The last piece considers the literary qualities
and thence the religious significance of a section of Genesis
[underline Genesis] that is usually overlooked: its genealogies and how
they reflect on the stories set within them.
The purpose of this e-journal is to use in tandem the techniques of literary criticism and social structural analysis to illuminate American politics and the various institutions in American society and sometimes matters more global, like religion or war, by turning an eye on the events and objects and performances that are considered art and entertainment, those defined broadly enough to include whatever is covered in newspapers and other media. Another concern is to pick up the texture of social life, both in the United States and in general, through the analysis of those events, objects and performances that are to be found in everyday life.