Depoliticizing Feminism: Frontier Mythology and Sarah Palin's “The Rise of The Mama Grizzlies”

@article{Gibson2014DepoliticizingFF,
  title={Depoliticizing Feminism: Frontier Mythology and Sarah Palin's “The Rise of The Mama Grizzlies”},
  author={K. Gibson and Amy L. Heyse},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  year={2014},
  volume={78},
  pages={117 - 97}
}
  • K. Gibson, Amy L. Heyse
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Western Journal of Communication
  • This essay analyzes a chapter from Sarah Palin's best-selling book America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. We argue that Sarah Palin draws upon the mythology of the American frontier in “The Rise of the Mama Grizzlies” in order to legitimate a conservative feminism. Our analysis demonstrates how Palin appropriates the history of the women's rights movement and the symbols and language of feminism to position her audience of contemporary conservative women as the rightful heirs… CONTINUE READING
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