Belonging, racism and white backlash in the 2016 US Presidential Election

Authors: Gabriel, D.

Pages: 62

Publisher: Centre for the Study of Journalism Culture and Community

ISBN: 978-1-910042-10-6

Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election has been attributed to disaffection among the American populace and its disengagement with the US political system, leading to a seismic shift towards populism. However, in common with Brexit, dominant discourses in Trump’s campaign centred on issues around belonging and identity with clearly marked boundaries of inclusion and exclusion.

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