Date of Completion
Conservatism, Media, Political Theory, Race, Racialization, Whiteness
Field of Study
Doctor of Philosophy
This dissertation explores the role that the discourses of racialization played in shaping U.S conservatism. Through an analysis of the leading conservative periodical, National Review, from 1955-2004, I argue that U.S. conservatism developed a white racial identity politics by actively pitting whites above people of color. By examining the discourse of racialization of blacks during the civil rights movement, East Asians during the Vietnam war, and the immigration debate during the 1980s through the early 2000s, this project examines how writers utilized the periodical National Review to forge and mobilize a distinct white racial political identity central to the discourse of U.S. conservatism.
Del Visco, Stephen, "National Review and White Racial Identity Politics in U.S. Conservatism" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations. 1768.
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