By Matt Bai
Yahoo's nationwide political columnist and the previous leader political correspondent for the recent York instances journal brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and appears at the way it replaced eternally the intersection of yankee media and politics.
In 1987, Gary Hart-articulate, rushing, refreshingly progressive-seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination for president and led George H. W. Bush very easily within the polls. after which: rumors of marital infidelity, an indelible photograph of Hart and a version snapped close to a fatefully named yacht (Monkey Business), and all of it got here crashing down in a blaze of flashbulbs, the delivery of 24-hour information cycles, tabloid hypothesis, and late-night farce. Matt Bai indicates how the Hart affair marked a very important turning aspect within the ethos of political media-and, via extension, politics itself-when candidates' "character" started to draw extra fixation than their political event. Bai bargains a poignant, hugely unique, and news-making reappraisal of Hart's fall from grace (and missed political legacy) as he makes the compelling case that this used to be the instant whilst the paradigm shifted-private lives grew to become public, information turned leisure, and politics turned the stuff of web page Six.
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Pa rt I Mapping int er s e c ti o n a l i ti e s Chapter 1 Intersec t i o n a l i t y a n d t h e f eminis t p roje ct i n l a w Jo a n n e C o n a g h a n I ntr oduction In recent years, the focus of feminist studies has shifted away from the concept of gender as an isolated category of analysis towards a concern with the way in which gender intersects with other categories of identity for purposes of understanding and combating inequality. This shift is in large part spawned by rejection within feminism of ‘essentialist’ invocations of sex and gender and the corresponding collapse of the category ‘woman’ as a core unit of feminist engagement and critique.
Arriola, Elvia (2002-2003) ‘Staying Empowered by Recognizing our Common Grounds: A Reply to Subordination and Symbiosis: Mechanisms of Mutual Support Between Subordinating Systems by Nancy Ehrenreich’ UMKC Law Review 71: 447–58. , Cecilia A. Conrad and Mary C. King (2002) ‘The Complexities and Potential of Theorizing Gender, Caste, Race, and Class’ Feminist Economics 8(2): 3–18. Brown, Wendy (1995) States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity Princeton University Press. Burman, Erica (2004) ‘From Difference to Intersectionality: Challenges and Resources’ European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling & Health 6(4): 293–308.
There is nothing more that it can do to advance the feminist project, whether in law, or more broadly. This is not an uncontroversial assertion and it should be emphasised at the outset that it does not imply 22 Joanne Conaghan any rejection of the view that inequality is complex and multifaceted. It is however to suggest that intersectionality does not adequately get at that complex multiplicity; it cannot unpick or unravel the many ways in which inequality is produced and sustained. Part of the problem lies in the fact that, as a frame of reference, intersectionality has its roots in law.
All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai