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Michael Rush

right to ‘bolster our Federal-state child support system’ for children on ‘welfare and non-welfare alike’ (Crowley, 2003:600). Instead of being a key date of American re-patriarchalisation, this introduced an American paradox whereby the American welfare regime appealed to the Christian right by exerting punitive power over patriarchy, albeit outside marriage. Another key date identified by the two regimes model was the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996), which enshrined marriage as the ‘foundation of a successful society’ in the

in Between two worlds of father politics
Nicole Vitellone

1999 there was a sharp decrease in the discussion of condoms in classrooms as effective in preventing HIV and other diseases. Much of the critique of condom use came from Christian right research institutes that infiltrated sexuality research and produced misleading statistics and data on condoms. ‘Conservatives charged that there are tiny (five micron) holes in condoms that 26 Object matters sperm are too big to penetrate but through which the HIV virus could pass’ (Irvine, 2002: 116). Alongside this there was a proliferation of misleading information on condom

in Object matters
Edward Ashbee

. An April 2011 poll found that 45 per cent of Tea Party supporters believed that Obama was born in Rallying around the Gadsden Flag 101 another country. Indeed, only 34 per cent accepted that the president had been born in the US (Condon, 2011). There were further ideational overlaps and intersects. Although the movement has sometimes been represented as a repudiation of the Christian Right and a turn towards economic rather than moral issues, there was a significant degree of borrowing from the narratives and discourses that defined contemporary religious

in The Right and the recession
Obama’s legacy in US China Policy
Peter Gries

low profile to a new policy of speaking and acting loudly. History is likely to judge the Obama years as the period when China regained its position as the major power in Asia. Towards the end of the Obama administration, a fundamental rethinking of US engagement policy of China was well underway. 41 A China policy under Trump? During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump blamed China for a variety of American woes, from its trade deficit to unemployment. This was a winning strategy in the Republican Party primaries, as cultural (Christian right), economic

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
Alison Phipps

Brazil. Far-right parties are making inroads in parliaments across Europe and overseas, often supported by ‘dark money’ from Russia and/or the US Christian right.15 Hoarding and defending resources means reasserting borders. It also means reasserting white supremacy, class privilege, ‘abled’ bodies, masculinity and binary gender. Women are women and men are men; Brexit means Brexit. Philosopher Maria Lugones writes that while colonial capitalism imposed the ideology of heteropatriarchy, it invented the ideology of race to control land, production and behaviour.16

in Me, not you
Abstract only
Nicole Vitellone

’s story of condoms and consent denied? And why does Brown’s story of non-consent not include the condom? Irvine’s (2002) history of sex education in the US classroom provides some preliminary answers. Drawing from the work of Austin, How to Do Things with Words (1975) and Butler’s work Excitable Speech (1997), Irvine addresses the impact of the Christian right in opposing comprehensive sex education and Condoms and consent 121 campaigning for an abstinence-only curriculum. Opponents of sex education mobilised claims about speech as performative and as having a

in Object matters
Edward Ashbee

the voluntary sector would be more likely to operate on the basis of ‘tough love’ and selectivity and pull back from the blanket largesse offered by government agencies, this was never brought into the open. Third, core constituencies within the Republican orbit, in particular the Christian Right, were unenthusiastic about the faith-based initiative. There were fears that if religious groupings took federal government funds they would become beholden to government. Other Republican currents, particularly those who were ‘economic conservatives’ (and stressed the

in The Right and the recession
Sarah Browne

when we got there we found the Christian Right alongside us. And, of course, it was all reported in Shetland Times, women’s group with Christian fundamentalists or however, and you think, oh Jesus, this isn’t – quite how we wanted to present ourselves.47 Indeed, the wider community in Shetland appeared quite apprehensive about the creation of a women’s liberation group. An article in The Scottish Women’s Liberation Newsletter in 1978 profiled the activities of the group in Shetland and it was noted that the group found it difficult to campaign in a small community

in The women’s liberation movement in Scotland
Edward Ashbee

), which he co-authored with his wife, are broadly representative of the genre. Daniel Williams’s more recent book, God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right, is another such study (Williams, 2010). Seen in terms of constituencies, the Republican ascendancy from the late 1970s onwards can be attributed to the realignment of political allegiances as the white South abandoned the Democrats in the wake of desegregation, the party’s seeming embrace of cultural liberalism and the re-entry of white evangelical Protestantism, through organizations such as the Moral

in The Right and the recession
Exploring gender, anti-racism, and homonormativity in Shamim Sarif ’s The World Unseen (2001) and I Can’t Think Straight (2008)
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

had something to do with Leyla and her affliction ’ (Sarif, 2008 , p. 165, emphasis added). She later offers, ‘What do two women do together? […] It’s not natural ’ ( 2008 , p. 167, emphasis added). Analysing the current collusion of Islamist and Western homophobic discourses, Olivier Roy suggests that ‘[e]‌ven when the mainstream Muslim approach in the West is very conservative (towards homosexuality or abortion, for example), it is usually expressed in line with the position of the Catholic Church or Christian Right’ ( 2004 , p. 32), which reveals not a ‘pure

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film