The Monstrous Discourse in the Donald Trump Campaign : Implications for National Discourse, Paperback / softback Book

The Monstrous Discourse in the Donald Trump Campaign : Implications for National Discourse Paperback / softback

Part of the Lexington Studies in Political Communication series

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The Monstrous Discourse in the Donald Trump Campaign: Implications for National Discourse provides a lens through which to explore the implications of the monster metaphor as applied to Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

Analyzing the overt and buried usages of the monster metaphor in the media's and Trump's discourse, as well as the structure of the monster narrative generally, offers connections between the metaphor and the actions incited by its narrative.

This book explores the ways in which this language also serves as a metaphor to understand the ecology of Trump's candidacy and the polarized responses drawn by his campaign, and considers its troubling implications for the future direction of national discourse.

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