Don’t Blame Populism: The Cultural Psychology and Technology of Trump's Victory

Event Date: 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event Location: 

  • University of Bonn
  • Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
  • Room A
  • Lecture/Workshop

Current Issues in North American Studies and Cultural Studies Lecture Series - Summer Term 2017

While many analyses continue to assume that an irrational electorate put Donald J. Trump in the White House, a closer look suggests that he won by appealing to familiar, mainstream assumptions that constitute the core identity of the white middle class. The lecture will explain these assumptions, show that Trump is less of an anomaly than we think, and discuss how he might be most effectively confronted.