Ideology in a post-truth world

Daly, G. (Author)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

Description

Is it still meaningful to speak of ideology in a post-truth world? If so, how does it operate? The paper begins with a discussion of the controversial topic of the veil and argues that ideology functions as its own kind of veil in reproducing the idea of the Other as a figure that is concealing a disturbing excess. Drawing on Hegelian and psychoanalytic thought, it then moves to a consideration of ideology’s ambiguous framing of Otherness and antagonism as reflected in such events as the liberal scandal over Lee Harper’s Go Set a Watchman and the recent responses to the 2017 New Year’s Eve assaults in Cologne. Finally the paper explores the emergence of Trump as a new type of figure that is indicative of the way in which ideology sustains itself through fake antagonism and the (regulated) violation of its implicit rules.
Period24 Apr 2018
Held atNottigham Trent University, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • Ideology, Post-truth, Antagonism, Racism, Trump