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Fallen: O.J. Simpson, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the re-centering of white patriarchy

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Abstract:

The authors examine two Time magazine cover images: O.J. Simpson, after his arrest for the murder of Nicole Brown, and Hillary Clinton during the Whitewater controversy, arguing that the Time covers function as a visual rhetoric, invoking myths central to Western culture. The photos naturalize deep, cultural myths which assert that black men and women of all colors are evil, thereby re-centering white masculinity.

Keywords: Hillary Rodham Clinton; Myth; O.J. Simpson; Patriarchy; Whiteness

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1479142042000244970

Publication date: 2004-09-01

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