American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

by Gerardo Marti


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American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency is a careful exploration of the forces that led to the election of the 45th president of the United States.Author Gerardo Martí synthesizes the latest scholarship and historical research to examine the roles that race, class, and religion have played in politics-both historically and today. This book goes beyond the initial claims that the American working class was the force behind Donald Trump's election or policies and instead offers a nuanced perspective on how race, religion, and class have shaped our national views, Trump's election, and his policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538116098
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 872,420
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gerardo Martí is L. Richardson King Professor of Sociology at Davidson College. Active in several research collaborations, he publishes broadly on religion and social change. His book, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity, was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: The Unexpected President: The 2016 Trump Election and White Evangelical Support Chapter 2: Deep Cultural Background on Racial Inequality: Slavery and Territorial Expansion in Early America Chapter 3: Racialized Power and Constraints of Freedom after Slavery: Failure of Reconstruction Chapter 4: A "True American" Identity: Immigration and the Restriction of Citizenship Chapter 5: Business-Friendly Evangelicalism: Theological Turn of Mid-Twentieth-Century Christianity Chapter 6: The Establishment of Free-Market Conservatism: Religious Imperatives of Regan-Era Economics Chapter 7: Reactionary Politics of the Tea Party: Barack Obama and His Critics Chapter 8: Increased Concentration of Elite Wealth through Asset Growth: The 2007 Market Collapse and the Rule of Finance Chapter 9: Identity Politics and Evangelical Support: Trump's White Christian Nationalism Chapter 10: Conclusion: Ethnoreligious Structures of Inequality in the Trump Presidency Notes Bibliography

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