376 pages | 67 B/W Illus.
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.
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, Kelvyn Jones, David Manley and Charles Pattie; 5. The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and Trump's Populist Rhetoric: Wisconsin as a Case Study Ryan Weichelt; 6. Whiter than White: Patterns of Race, Class, and Prejudice in the Divided Midwest Eric Allen Hanley and David Norman Smith; 7. Postfascist (Sub)urbanism: "Social Cleansing" in the Age of Trump Scott Markley and Coleman Alexander 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 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; Index