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