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Political Perversion: Rhetorical Aberration in the Time of Trumpeteering

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Political Perversion: Rhetorical Aberration in the Time of Trumpeteering - Gunn, Joshua
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"When Trump became president, much of the country was repelled by what they saw as the vulgar spectacle of his ascent, the perversion of the highest office in the land. In his bold, groundbreaking book Political Perversion, rhetorician Joshua Gunn argues that this "mean-spirited turn" in American politics (of which Trump is the paragon) is best understood as a structural perversion enhanced primarily by the speed of communication technologies. Drawing on insights from critical theory, media ecology, and psychoanalysis, Gunn ...

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Political Perversion: Rhetorical Aberration in the Time of Trumpeteering 2020, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226713441

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