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PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

Subjects

Right and left (Political science) -- United States, Political science -- United States -- Philosophy, United States -- Politics and government

Abstract

In this paper, I will be examining how the political right in the United States—those in the "red states"—have redefined political discourse to shift focus away from material concerns and onto issues of the “family”—actually a code name for arousing fears around topics of sexuality. Unfortunately, the left—those in the "blue states"—have been surprisingly complicit in this shift in focus, allowing so-called cultural (and especially sexual) issues to eclipse real, material concerns facing most U.S. citizenry.

Faculty Mentors: Marcia Klotz and Cherry Muhanji

DOI

10.15760/mcnair.2005.74

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8729

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