The Jouissance of Trump

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Abstract

Donald Trump stormed onto the political scene as the realization of the obscene figure of enjoyment that Slavoj Zizek associates with the decline of "symbolic efficiency." The symptoms of this decline include the debunking of representation associated with a fragmented and conspiracy-theory-ridden public sphere coupled with attempts to resuscitate direct access to the "real." Reality TV is one cultural manifestation of this combination and Trump has become its political avatar. The demagoguery and resurgent forms of political violence associated with Trump's campaign demonstrate the authoritarian tendencies of this combination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-655
Number of pages5
JournalTelevision and New Media
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • democracy
  • Donald Trump
  • Frankfurt school
  • politics
  • presidency
  • reality TV
  • Slavoj Zizek

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Andrejevic, Mark. / The Jouissance of Trump. In: Television and New Media. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 7. pp. 651-655.
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