Fall 2019

Trump, the Right, and American Society

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-241

Formerly listed as: SOCI-41

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Jerome L. Himmelstein (Section 01)

Description

The election of Donald Trump was startling to many. We begin with the many efforts to explain this, focusing on the role of race, class, place, and political party. We then contextualize that election in four ways: (1) historically (how the American Right has developed over time); (2) socially (how political choices emerge from the complexities of everyday lives); (3) comparatively (how “right-wing populism” is similar or different in different societies); and (4) structurally (the role of large structures and big processes like globalization and neo-liberalism).

Limited to 35 students. Fall semester. Professor Himmelstein.

If Overenrolled: preference for sociology and anthropology majors, after that for first and second years

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Race

Offerings

2019-20: Offered in Fall 2019
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007