Trump Studies: The Double Refusal and Silent Majorities in Theoretical Times

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Date
2018-11-28
Authors
Brabazon, Tara
Redhead, Steve
Chivaura, Runyararo
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UTS ePress
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© 2018 by the author(s).
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Abstract
This article builds on the embryonic inter/trans/anti/disciplinary Trump Studies to generate a theoretical framework for understanding the Brexit outcome and Trump’s victory. The consequences of researchers operating in a post-expertise political sphere means that new theories are required to create innovative interdisciplinary solutions to difficult, defiant and troubling social and economic problems. Using Jean Baudrillard’s theorization of banality and Stuart Hall’s ‘Great Moving Right Show,’ we consider how higher education researchers remain engaged in public discussions of, about and with ‘the silent majority.’
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© 2018 by the author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.
Keywords
Trump Studies, Donald Trump, Brexit, 2016 Presidential election, Great Moving Right Show
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Brabazon, T., Redhead, S., & Chivaura, R. (2018). Trump Studies: The Double Refusal And Silent Majorities In Theoretical Times. Cultural Studies Review, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.5130/csr.v24i2.5628