This book delves into the life and work of President Donald Trump, who is arguably the most famous and controversial person in the world today. While his administration has received enormous attention, few have studied the spatial dimensions of his policies.

Political Landscapes of Donald Trump explores the geographies of Trump from multiple conceptual standpoints. It contextualizes Donald and his rise to power within the geography of his victory in 2016. Several essays in the book are concerned with his white ethno-nationalist political platform and social bases of support. Others focus on Trump’s use of Twitter, his ties to professional wrestling, and his innumerable lies and deceits. Yet another set delves into the geopolitics of his foreign policies, notably in Cuba, Korea, the Middle East, and China. Finally, it covers how his administration has addressed – or failed to address – climate change and its treatment of undocumented immigrants.

This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the Trump administration, as well as social scientists and the informed lay public.

chapter 1|8 pages


part I|58 pages

Trump's history and biography

chapter 102|44 pages

The Donald in Context

chapter 3|12 pages

Three Generations of Trump Schemes

The private side of planning history

part II|166 pages

Trump's electoral victory and its aftermath

chapter 5|19 pages

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and Trump's Populist Rhetoric

Wisconsin as a case study

chapter 6|18 pages

The Heart of Whiteness

Patterns of race, class, and prejudice in the divided Midwest

chapter 7|15 pages

Postfascist (Sub)Urbanism

“Social Cleansing” in the Age of Trump

chapter 11|21 pages

Smarks, Marks, and the Electorate

Trump, wrestling rhetorics, and electoral politics

part III|106 pages

The geopolitics of the Trump administration

chapter 23413|14 pages

With Friends Like These

Trump's Middle East geopolitics as the space of exception

chapter 14|16 pages

Trump in the Tropics

Territorialities and the misdirection of U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba 1

chapter 16|18 pages

The Trump Effect in China

Social Aspects of the Sino-U.S. Trade Conflict and the Pro-Trump Group in China

chapter 17|13 pages

Tangier Island For Trump

A geographic reconfiguring of visibilities in American climate change displacement discourse

chapter 19|17 pages

Undocumented Youth and Their Unequal Rights

State responses to Trump's immigration policies