UNMASKED MEANINGS

Masks, which public health experts deem essential to stopping the transmission of Covid-19, have been deeply embedded in partisan politics, with Democratic governors mandating mask-wearing but most Republican governors declining to do this. Sociologists note a gender gap, with women more liable to wear masks and with some men perceiving the mask as unmanly or feminizing. The mask, like the T-shirt and baseball cap, also has become prime real estate for political messages.

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The Divided States of America
Demonization
Dehumanization
Cards and Canards
Who Is "America"? Whose "America" Is It?
Racism & Xenophobia
Immigrant Detentions and Contentions
Man Up
MeToo Movements
Misogyny and Misogynoir
Age-Related
Threats of Harm & Electoral Violence
Bullying, Shaming, and Lying
Transphobia
Homophobia
Pandemic Politics
Unmasked Meanings
God on Our Side
Gun Battles
Black Lives Matter
Pop Archetypes
Fake News, Troll Tidings
Disinformation and Conspiracy "Theories"
Talking Back to the Cap
Making and Remaking America
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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University

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