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Of Sarah Palin, Hegemony and the “Old Double-Standard”

During the final month of the 2008 presidential campaign it came to light that the Republicans spent more than $ 150,000 (Leonard, 2008) on clothes for vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. It is arguable that a candidate who calls herself a “hockey mom” and claims an affinity and identification with the “every woman” of middle-America is … Continue reading

Deconstructing Sarah

The meteoric rise of Sarah Palin from that of a little-known governor of Alaska to Republican vice-presidential candidate in the 2008 election has been marked by a lot of attention, controversy and not a little ideology.  Although her post-election future in high-level American politics remains as yes undetermined—there is but little doubt that from the … Continue reading