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Spectacle and Trumpism: An Embodied Assemblage Approach

Jacob C. Miller


This book offers a new perspective on the theory of spectacle to explain the rise of Donald Trump and Trumpism in American society and politics. While Trump is inseparable from the existence of a mass consumer culture under capitalism, few have elaborated on that aspect of his identity and rise to the Presidency. Drawing on Guy Debord and his interlocutors, as well as others like Deleuze and Guattari and Walter Benjamin, this book conceptualizes spectacle as an embodied assemblage that includes the affective and emotional components of life amid a broader materialization of capitalism in the e ... More

Keywords: Spectacle, Trump and Trumpism, Assemblage, Embodiment, Affect and Emotion, Deleuze and Guattari, Consumption, Media, Technology, Architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529212501
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529212501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob C. Miller, author
Northumbria University

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