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Mast, Jason, Dr.


jason [Punkt] mast (at) normativeorders [Punkt] net

Contact

  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    Exzellenzcluster Normative Orders
    Gebäude Normative Ordnungen, Raum 3.09
    Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2
    60323 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 (0)69 798 31517

Projects and Positions in the Cluster

    Programming period 2012-2019

  • Post Docs

Research topic

Normative orders in crisis: Cultural codes in Brexit and the 2016 US presidential election

Brief description of research topic

Recently, western democracies have been wracked by unanticipated swells of populism, ethno-nationalism, and isolationism, all of which are greatly unsettling the neoliberal, globalist, and multicultural trajectories many assumed were durable and determined. The shock produced by events like Brexit, Trump’s victory, le Pen’s showing in the French vote, and far right gains in Germany, indicate that taken for granted cultural assumptions are not only being called into question but upended. Foundational cultural elements that control, anchor, and organize social orders are in crisis, and are being challenged in severe ways. In this research project, I am examining the scope and intensity of these conditions of cultural crisis.

Subject areas

Cultural and political sociology; interdisciplinary methods

Main research interests

Culture, democracy, citizenship, legitimacy, power, performativity, structural hermeneutics and network analysis

Biographical Details

1/2018: Research Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

1/2013-12/2017: Global Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study and Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick

Publications

  • Article
    • 2017
    • 2016
      • Mast, Jason (2016): Action in Culture: Act I of the presidential primary campaign in the U.S., April to December, 2015,” American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 4 (48): 241-288.
        Details | Link to full text | doi:10.1057/s41290-016-0009-3
  • Book chapter
    • 2018
      • Mast, Jason (2018): "Fragments, ruptures, and resurgent structures: The civil sphere and the fate of 'civilship' in the era of Trumpism," forthcoming in J. Mast and J. Alexander (eds.) Politics of Meaning/Meaning of Politics: Cultural Sociology of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Palgrave Macmillan.
        Details
  • Monograph
    • 2013
      • Mast, Jason (2013): The Performative Presidency: Crisis and Resurrection During the Clinton Years. Cambridge University Press.
        Details | https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139206938

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