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Trigger warnings : political correctness and the rise of the right, Jeff Sparrow

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Trigger warnings : political correctness and the rise of the right
Title
Trigger warnings
Title remainder
political correctness and the rise of the right
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Sparrow
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The man lives, quite literally, in a building serviced by a golden elevator. Somehow, he presented himself as the scourge of the elites. For decades, he built a persona based on the most conspicuous consumption and the crassest of excess - and then he won the presidency on an anti-establishment ticket. The unlikely rise of Donald J. Trump exemplifies the political paradox of the twenty-first century. In this new Gilded Age, the contrast between the haves and the have-nots could not be starker. The world's eight richest billionaires control as much wealth as the poorest half of the planet - a disparity of wealth and political power unknown in any previous period. Yet not only have progressives failed to make gains in circumstances that should, on paper, favour egalitarianism and social justice, the angry populism that's prospered explicitly targets ideas associated with the left - and none more so than so-called ‘political correctness'. If Trump - and others like Trump - can turn hostility to PC into a winning slogan, how should the left respond? In the face of a vicious new bigotry, should progressives double-down on identity politics and gender theory? Must they abandon political correctness and everything associated with it to reconnect with a working class they've alienated? Or is there, perhaps, another way entirely? In Trigger Warnings, Jeff Sparrow excavates the development of a powerful new vocabulary against progressive causes. From the Days of Rage to Gamergate, from the New Left to the alt-right, he traces changing attitudes to democracy and trauma, symbolism and liberation, in an exhilarating history of ideas and movements. Challenging progressive and conservative orthodoxies alike, Trigger Warnings is a bracing polemic and a persuasive case for a new kind of politics
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sparrow, Jeff
Dewey number
306
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Trump, Donald
  • Presidents
  • Political culture
  • Personality and politics
  • Political correctness
  • Trigger warnings
  • Freedom of expression
  • Intellectual freedom
  • United States
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Trigger warnings : political correctness and the rise of the right, Jeff Sparrow
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Publication
Note
Donald Trump is the thing-that-should-not-be --Back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781925713183
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Trigger warnings : political correctness and the rise of the right, Jeff Sparrow
Publication
Note
Donald Trump is the thing-that-should-not-be --Back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781925713183
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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