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coherence and fidelity in his comments following racist comments the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, made about African-Americans. Silver connected his narrative, delivered in a major press conference and in interviews, to the history of diversity in the NBA, expressing sympathy and personal outrage, and outlining the specifics of the NBA’s investigation to prove the comments were from Sterling. 34 Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million, and ← 60 | 61 → received “pretty much universal appreciation” and favorable responses

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call new disease Mexican flu, as swine unkosher. Haaretz . Retrieved from http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel-must-call-new-disease-mexico- flu-as-swine-unkosher-1.274932 Auerbach, Nina. (1997). Our vampires, ourselves. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Austin, Sydney B. (1989). AIDS and Africa: United States media and racist fantasy. Cultural Critique, 14, 129–52. Barker, Greg, Cran, William, Simone, Renata (Writers), Barker, Greg, & Cran, William (Directors). (2006, May 30). The age of AIDS [Television series episode]. In David Fanning, Mark Reynolds

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as the hegemonies it identified and explored are also unravelling. Interestingly, all the figures nominated as the “new theorists” are European (Deleuze, Agamben, Badiou, and Zizek) and there is very little acknowledgment of the contributions of those beyond the English-speaking ← 107 | 108 → world. All of the contributors to the book, with two exceptions, are from Britain and North America. The two exceptions are from Australia, so there is no attempt to include work by cultural studies scholars being done in Latin America, Asia, or Africa, although the chapter

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., Traiman, A. (Producers), & Smith, M. (Director). (2013). Honor diaries [Motion picture]. USA: Audience Network. Bashford, A., & Strange, C. (2004). Public pedagogy: sex education and mass communication in the mid–twentieth century. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 13 (1), 71–99. Battan, J. F. (2004). “You cannot fix the scarlet letter on my breast!” Women reading, writing, and reshaping the sexual culture of Victorian America. Journal of Social History, 37 (3), 601–624. Baum, R., Gordine, S. (Producers), & Ophüls, M. (Director). (1950). La Ronde [Motion

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during the Qatari-Saudi conflict, indicates that the allegation that Qatar agreed to tone down Al-Jazeera as part of an agreement with the US could hold truth. In any case, after the unsuccessful attempt at gaining a wide viewership for Al-Jazeera English in the US, the Al-Jazeera media network looked for a new approach. On January 2, 2013, Al-Jazeera purchased Current TV for $500 million and subsequently closed it down. 20 In its place it set up Al-Jazeera America. The Los Angeles Times writer Joe Flint commented on the deep pockets that enabled Al-Jazeera to

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). Indeed, CSPOA says on its website, that the county sheriff is “the one who can say to the feds, ‘Beyond these bounds you shall not pass.’” (Lenz, 2013, p. 15). The sovereign-citizen threat has increased at a steep rate since 2008 when the election of America’s first African American president provoked resurgence in nativist thinking in the United States. The Federal Bureau of Investigation expects the problem to only increase in the foreseeable future: The sovereign-citizen threat likely will grow as the nationwide movement is fueled by the Internet, the economic

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of differentiation can favor generic stereotypes (for example, regarding women in general, men, children, Germans, Americans, Muslims, Jews, etc.). Among other things, cultural models vary not only in relation to the countries of origin but also “to the historical period in which immigration took place … It is then possible to identify a continuum at the ends of which there are immigrants who … arrive already knowing the language of the place and being familiar with the patterns of behaviour of the host context, and immigrants for whom, instead, everything is new

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, ranging from baby-doll dresses to actual baby dolls, revealed how girlhood and its iconic images could be used as a powerful cultural critique as well as to empower alter-egos. Riot Grrrls, however, were not the first to play with dolls or forge public personas that sexualized girlish cuteness. According to Kim Marie Vaz (2013), author of The “Baby Dolls”: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition , in 1912 African American women from the New Orleans red light district banded together to form the Million Dollar Baby Dolls. The group

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was not the only association between Big Tobacco and PR. The acclaimed “father of public relations,” 21 Edward Bernays, worked for the American Tobacco Company to promote cigarette smoking. In one notorious example of his craft, Bernays promoted smoking among women by distributing free cigarettes to women marching in the 1929 Easter Sunday parade in New York City, describing cigarettes as “torches of freedom” to appeal to the rising sentiment of women’s liberation. 22 Merchants of doubt continue to engage in what Lee McIntyre calls the creation of “manufactured

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pattern seemingly changing as stories of Collins and Sam, both African-American men, unfolded in the subsequent years. Anderson’s (2005) book concludes by questioning when and how the first active professional team athlete will come out. That time was eight years later in 2013. The aftermath was far from revolutionary, as we have discussed, yet the influx of players coming out at the high school, college and Olympic levels of sport lead Outsports to declare 2014 the “Year of the Gay Athlete” (Zeigler, 2014). Media and the Coming Out of Gay Male Athletes in American