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