Trump Studies: The Double Refusal and Silent Majorities in theoretical times

Tara Brabazon, Steve Redhead, Runyararo Chivaura

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This article builds on the embryonic inter/trans/anti/disciplinary Trump Studies to generate a theoretical framework for understanding the Brexit outcome and Trump’s victory. The consequences for researchers operating in a post-expertise political sphere means that new theories are required to create innovative interdisciplinary solutions to difficult, defiant and troubling social and economic problems. Using Jean Baudrillard’s theorization of banality and the double refusal,we consider how higher education researchers remain engaged in public discussions of, about and with ‘the silent majority.’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalCultural Studies Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


  • Alt-right
  • Brexit
  • Brexit studies
  • Donald trump
  • Globalisation
  • Interregnum
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Neoliberalism
  • Stuart hall
  • Trump studies


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