Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Moment or movement? Sociology in the rise of Donald Trump

September 8, 2017 RI Future

Michael Danello questions the outlasting effects of Donald Trump's presidency in the latest post on The Sociology of Trump. "Racism and economic distress usually crop up separately to explain Trump’s rise. However, the sociological imagination suggests that the two intertwine, and aided by Trump, wrap into a common and overarching narrative of loss of control for his core constituency, white uneducated voters. In other words, Trump’s voters comprise social movement."

Moment or movement? Sociology in the rise of Donald Trump (Sociology of Trump series) – RI Future