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“We will build a great wall”: domination, criminalization, and expatriation in Trump campaign and rally speeches


Valcore, J and Rodgers, R and Asquith, NL, 'We will build a great wall': domination, criminalization, and expatriation in Trump campaign and rally speeches, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10, (1) pp. 143-158. ISSN 2202-7998 (2021) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.1647


Given the import and impact of political campaign promises, this study systematically analyzed Donald Trump’s campaign and rally speeches using a typology of verbal-textual hostility (V.T.H.) developed by Asquith (2013) from criminal hate incidents in the United Kingdom. Trump used all forms of V.T.H. previously identified by Asquith, except for sexualization, and new forms that may be specific to the political context. Analysis of speeches from 2015–2018 revealed that expatriation, criminalization, and domination were the most frequently used forms of V.T.H. deployed by Trump, which we consider in relation to the historical, social, and political context and consequences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nationalist populism, campaign rhetoric, hate speech, Trump, verbal-textual hostility
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Sociological studies of crime
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Civil justice
UTAS Author:Asquith, NL (Professor Nicole Asquith)
ID Code:143295
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2021-03-10
Last Modified:2021-10-29
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