Bush in Drag: Sarah Palin and Endless War
Sarah Palin's vice presidential candidacy raises formidable questions for feminism. Rather than dismiss Palin supporters as ‘idiots', this paper interrogates the desires and opportunities that have enabled her meteoric rise to power in the Republican Party. Using Žižek’s fertile trio of concepts for analyzing ideology—jouissance, disidentification, and the sublime—I investigate Palin's relation to the women and men who support her and ask about other possible directions for those political desires.
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