Aggro-truth: (Dis-)trust, toxic masculinity, and the cultural logic of post-truth politics

  title={Aggro-truth: (Dis-)trust, toxic masculinity, and the cultural logic of post-truth politics},
  author={Jayson Harsin},
  journal={The Communication Review},
  pages={133 - 166}
  • Jayson Harsin
  • Published 3 April 2021
  • Political Science
  • The Communication Review
ABSTRACT Advancing theorizations of communication in post-truth politics, where computational/big data or cognitive bias approaches often dominate the description of and proposed solutions to the problem, this article aims to theorize the cultural production of social trust, which underpins public truth-making. It argues that performing mediated trust is preconditional to public truth-making (oft-overlooked in post-truth accounts). Advocating that a more detailed theory of post-truth political… 


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