Investigating QAnon as a Quasi-Religious Movement: Donald Trump as a Religious Hero

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With reference to classic theories of myth and religion, I investigate QAnon – a decentralized right-wing conspiracy movement which emerged in the United States during Donald Trump’s presidency – as a quasi-religious response to Trump’s irruption into American political discourse. I hypothesize that a confluence of factors pertinent to the American cultural landscape generated conditions for a cult – merging the horizons of the religious and political – to coalesce around Trump as a religious hero figure.
Period2023 Apr 14
Event titleHT-dagarna: Nya horisonter
Event typeConference
LocationLund, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal