Angry White Males as Suffering Subjects

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Abstract

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.

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Trump, Political Anthropology, Emotions, Suffering Subjects Social Anthropology
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 16
Publication categoryResearch

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This is a blog post for Focaal blog, attached to Focaal, the journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. A longer version will appear in 2017

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