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1st Edition

Political Landscapes of Donald Trump

Edited By

Barney Warf

ISBN 9780367197001
Published October 30, 2020 by Routledge
362 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations

USD $44.95

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Book Description

This book delves into the life and work of President Donald Trump, who is arguably the most famous and controversial person in the world today. While his administration has received enormous attention, few have studied the spatial dimensions of his policies.

Political Landscapes of Donald Trump explores the geographies of Trump from multiple conceptual standpoints. It contextualizes Donald and his rise to power within the geography of his victory in 2016. Several essays in the book are concerned with his white ethno-nationalist political platform and social bases of support. Others focus on Trump’s use of Twitter, his ties to professional wrestling, and his innumerable lies and deceits. Yet another set delves into the geopolitics of his foreign policies, notably in Cuba, Korea, the Middle East, and China. Finally, it covers how his administration has addressed – or failed to address – climate change and its treatment of undocumented immigrants.

This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the Trump administration, as well as social scientists and the informed lay public.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Barney Warf

Part I: Trump’s History and Biography

2. The Donald in Context

Barney Warf

3. Three Generations of Trump Schemes: The Private Side of Planning History

Samuel Stein

Part II: Trump’s Electoral Victory and Its Aftermath

4. The Geographies of Trump’s Electoral Success

Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie, Ryne Rohla, David Manley, and Kelvyn Jones

5. The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and Trump's Populist Rhetoric: Wisconsin as a Case Study

Ryan Weichelt

6. The Heart of Whiteness: Patterns of Race, Class, and Prejudice in the Divided Midwest

David Norman Smith and Eric Hanley

7. Postfascist (Sub)urbanism: "Social Cleansing" in the Age of Trump

Scott Markley and Coleman Allums

8. The Five Pillars of Trump’s White Ethnonationalist Appeal

David H. Kaplan

9. ‘Standing With Patriots’? Trump, Twitter and the Silent Majority

Lewis J. Dowle

10. Donald Trump and the Potency of His Assemblage

Sam Page

11. Smarks, Marks, and the Electorate: Trump, Wrestling Rhetorics and Electoral Geography

David Beard and John Heppen

12. Presidential Lies and Post-Truth Geographies

Barney Warf

Part III: The Geopolitics of The Trump Administration

13. With Friends Like These: Trump’s Middle East Geopolitics as the Space of Exception

Carl T. Dahlman and Nathan S. French

14. Trump in the Tropics: Territorialities and the Misdirection of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Cuba

Richard N. Gioioso and Lisa A. Baglione

15. Peace for Prosperity? The Geopolitics of the Korean Peace Process

Steven M. Radil and Jin-Soo Lee

16. The Trump Effect in China: Social Aspects of the Sino-U.S. Trade Conflict and the Pro-Trump Group in China

Xiang Zhang

17. Tangier Island for Trump: A Geographic Reconfiguring of Visibilities in American Climate Change Displacement Discourse

Victoria Herrmann

18. The Emotional Regime of Apathy, Trump, and Climate Injustice

Nino Antadze

19. Undocumented Youth and Their Unequal Rights: State Responses to Trump’s Immigration Policies

Marie Price and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

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Barney Warf is a Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching interests lie within the broad domain of human geography. Much of his research concerns producer services and telecommunications, particularly the geographies of the internet, including the digital divide, e-government, and internet censorship.