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Akash Shekara
Dr. Carraway
Poli. Sci.
January 8th 2014


Richard Fenno, a renowned congressional scholar, helped transform notions about constituent activity in his work home style. Rather than observing congressional activity in Washington, Fenno studies representatives in their constituencies. This way Fenno was able to put the spotlight on members back at home. Fenno was able to understand the importance of representation in constituencies and tactics members used while away from Washington to benefit their popularity. His work helped rebuke false notions that members in constituencies were members on leave. Fenno brings up the importance of representation of self within constituencies; a topic discussed in Erving Goffman’s the presentation of self, by studying the various tactics people use ...

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