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Donald’s Dick: A Man Against the Institutions

  • Roger Friedland
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Part of the Cultural Sociology book series (CULTSOC)

Abstract

Donald Trump ran for President of the United States less on a policy platform than as an embodiment of masculinity, an eroticized power to fuck and fight, to rebound and protect America’s territorial body from alien penetration by non-white and non-Christian immigrants and to identify America with military force, not moral might. This was and is the content of Trump’s charisma, of his anti-institutional force that now threatens the liberal order abroad and at home. We have understood that sex has a power; Trump reminds us that power has a sex.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Friedland
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  1. 1.Departments of Religious Studies and SociologyUniversity of California Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

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