SPECIAL ISSUE: THE PRIMARY SEASON
All the articles this issue are about the political process as it has been exhibited this primary season. The first article is an assessment of SuperTuesday. The second article discusses the aesthetic pleasures of following the primaries. The third and last article deals with the increased responsibility of a democratic electorate.
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.