CaMP Anthropology is collecting our analyses of the election and its aftermath from around the web.
Anthropological Analyses of Trump’s campaign
Michael Silverstein and Michael Lempert comment on Trump’s anti-message message:
Deborah Cameron on Trump’s locker talk:
Kira Hall, Donna Goldstein, and Matthew Ingram analyze Trump’s campaign mannerisms: http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/hau6.2.009/2436
Crystal Abidin writes about the consequences of how Trump memes circulated prior to the election: https://wishcrys.com/2016/11/15/from-subversive-frivolity-to-normativity-a-lineage-of-trump-memes/#more-12406
Placing Trump in an International Context:
Kate Graber discusses Putin and Trump’s Style of Political Communication: Watching Putin Listen
Alain Badiou explains the kind of alternative Trump and his ilk around the world offer to contemporary capitalism and suggests developing a true alternative
For comparison with neo-nationalistic processes in Europe:
Susan Faludi, What America can learn from Hungary’s “Viktator”
Andre Gingrich & Marcus Banks (eds). 2006. Neo-nationalism in Western Europe and Beyond: Perspectives from Social Anthropology London: Berghahn.
Andre Gingrich, Jonathan Friedman, Sarah Green, Thomas H. Eriksen. 2003. Anthropologists are Talking about the New Right in Europe, in: Ethnos 68/4, 554-572.
Articles by Non-Anthropologists that People Have Found Helpful:
Walter Benn Michaels’ discussion of how his book, The Trouble with Diversity, appears prophetic after the election:
Slate’s Jamelle Bouie discusses Arendtian take on fascist lies and how this applies to Trump:
Tom Pepinsky, On how boring and banal life under the Malaysian authoritarian regime can seem
Political Scientists Steve Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt discuss threat to American democracy:
Two articles explaining white working class resentment:
David Plouffe, What I Got Wrong about the Election:
Podcast of American Muslims reflecting on the election:
Douglas Webber, a Political Scientist, compares the 2016 Trump Election with what happens in Sinclair Lewis’ semi satirical novel (1935), It Can’t Happen Here.
Digital Media Scholars’ Responses to the Election: What Next?
Their list of blogposts: http://culturedigitally.org/2016/11/other-election/
Two blogposts of scholars reflecting on what scholarship now needs to be done: http://culturedigitally.org/2016/11/at-culture-digitally-were-thinking-about-our-scholarship-in-the-harsh-light-of-this-week/