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The intersectional politics of bullshit

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The 'politics of bullshit' is the practice of rhetoric that communicates falsehoods, with little regard for the truth, and Hopkin and Rosamond (2017: 2) have argued that 'the rise of bullshit (and thus of austerity policies) is rooted in the broader hollowing out of Western democratic politics'. This article argues that seeking to understand bullshit without examining how it interacts with race and gender undermines this emerging research agenda, and weakens its ability to explain bullshit. It examines the role of bullshit in the Brexit campaign and highlights the insights that an intersectional analysis can bring.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-420
JournalEuropean Journal of Politics and Gender
Volume1
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018

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  • Brexit, Bullshit, Crisis, Gender, Intersectionality, Race

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