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Night Train across America: Mapping EthnoHeteroNationalism in the Age of Trump

Night Train across America: Mapping EthnoHeteroNationalism in the Age of Trump Philli P Gordon n i G ht t r ain acr oss a meric a Mapping EthnoHeteroNationalism in the Age of Trump I fi nd myself unable to articulate the moment in which we are living through the frame of an objec- There is no tive or empirical theory. In the age of Trump and the EthnoHeteroNationalism of his ascendance, our South. That old language has lost its meaning. The models we efficacious have relied on to shape underst andings of geogra- phy, history, identit y, and culture may do more to phantasm has obscure than elucidate the contours of our world. To run its course discuss the so-called white working class, nebulous economic anxieties, or a southern strateg y seems in American to elide a direct confront ation with the moment history. We we have entered . We have to fi nd a new way to see this world. must move on. From out of the debris of the 2016 election, what we can see at the edges of our dimming candle might be able to form the substance to build a new under- standing of our world and its dimensions. New models will be imperfect ,but we http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

Night Train across America: Mapping EthnoHeteroNationalism in the Age of Trump

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 50 (1) – Aug 24, 2018

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Literary Journal and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English.
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Abstract

Philli P Gordon n i G ht t r ain acr oss a meric a Mapping EthnoHeteroNationalism in the Age of Trump I fi nd myself unable to articulate the moment in which we are living through the frame of an objec- There is no tive or empirical theory. In the age of Trump and the EthnoHeteroNationalism of his ascendance, our South. That old language has lost its meaning. The models we efficacious have relied on to shape underst andings of geogra- phy, history, identit y, and culture may do more to phantasm has obscure than elucidate the contours of our world. To run its course discuss the so-called white working class, nebulous economic anxieties, or a southern strateg y seems in American to elide a direct confront ation with the moment history. We we have entered . We have to fi nd a new way to see this world. must move on. From out of the debris of the 2016 election, what we can see at the edges of our dimming candle might be able to form the substance to build a new under- standing of our world and its dimensions. New models will be imperfect ,but we

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 24, 2018

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