Trump som politisk begivenhed

Fordelingspolitisk protest, kollektiv psykose og affektivt interface

  • Torsten Andreasen Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet
Nøgleord: Trump; kapitalisme; fascisme; affekt; interface

Resumé

As political event, Donald Trump constitutes an unstable conflict between the roles of international joke, capitalist-hedonist success, and nationalist-conservative rampart. The instability of his personal and political constitution makes it problematic to attempt a one-sided analysis. Through a critical reading of the quite different analyses performed by Nancy Fraser, W.J.T. Mitchell, and Brian Massumi of Trump as, respectively, a protest against the politics of distribution, a collective psychosis, and an affective converter, the present article examines Trump as political event in the intersection between capital, media, and power. It is argued that through a nuanced periodising of the relation between these three aspects, the political event at hand appears as an attempt to aesthetically compensate for the fading economic privilege of the white working and middle classes which should bring to mind the historical conditions of possibility of fascism.

Forfatterbiografi

Torsten Andreasen, Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet

Postdoc på Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet, hvor han som del af projektet Finance Fiction – Financialization and culture in the early 21st century arbejder med epistemologiske og politiske konsekvenser af High Frequency Trading som udbredt handelsform hinsides menneskelig forståelse og perception. Han skrev ph.d.-afhandling om forestillinger knyttet til digitale kulturarkivers potentiale for akkumulering og tilgængeliggørelse af al eksisterende viden og en deraf følgende ønskværdig politisk orden. Han har publiceret bredt om arkiver, det digitale og kulturarv.

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Publiceret
2018-12-27
Citation/Eksport
Andreasen, T. (2018). Trump som politisk begivenhed. K&K - Kultur Og Klasse, 46(126), 195-216. Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/kok/article/view/111746