How should anthropologists understand the Trump phenomenon? Instead of seeing his supporters as fearful or sick or manipulated, this articles proposes applying concepts of ontology, morality, outsiderism and performance to understand Trump's support. We need to reinsert the study of emotions into our understanding of politics. Trump knew this. We didn't.
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Dec 16|
Bibliographical noteThis is a blog post for Focaal blog, attached to Focaal, the journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. A longer version will appear in 2017
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Social Sciences
- Political Anthropology
- Suffering Subjects Social Anthropology