Around the world, far-right nationalism is on the rise and is deeply intertwined with categories of gender, sexuality, and reproduction. To add original historical perspective, this special issue investigates how far-right nationalists have employed gender as a metalanguage for xenophobia, racism, and anti-Semitism from the 19th century to the present day. Seven case studies investigate discursive and political strategies, national and transnational networks, as well as shape-shifting ideologies of exclusion and difference. Topics range from cultural and virtual aspects of female extremists in the United States to family motifs in the Alternative for Germany, and from the salience of “Mother India” in Hindu Nationalism to the anti-Semitic subtext of the discourse vilifying ‘gender ideology’ that is disseminated throughout Europe and is particularly fulminant in Poland. While interdisciplinary in nature, all contributions apply a distinctly historical perspective and identify several overlapping themes relevant to the historical study of far-right nationalism and gender and its contemporary transformations: 1) biological and religious essentialism, 2) racism and xenophobia, and 3) and memes and discourses, as expressed most notably online.
Forum: Environment and Democracy
Edited by Stefan Couperus and Liesbeth van de Grift
Duncan Kelly, Wartime for the Planet?
Stefan Couperus and Stephen Milder, From ‘Grey Democracy’ to the ‘New Green Deal’: Post-war Democracy and the Hegemonic Imaginary of Materiel Politics in Western Europe
Julie Ault, Dictatorship and Environment: East Germany and the Limits of Change
Iva Peša, Decarbonization, Democracy and Climate Justice: The Connection between African Mining and European Politics
Niklas Olsen and Rasmus Skov Andersen, Shielding the Market from the Masses: The Origins of Libertarian Anti-Environmentalism in the 1960s and 1970s
Special issue: Gender and Far Right Nationalism
Guest editors: Isabel Heinemann and Alexandra Minna Stern
Isabel Heinemann and Alexandra Minna Stern, Gender and Far-Right Nationalism: Historical and International Dimensions. Introduction
Alexandra Minna Stern, Gender and the Far Right in the United States: Female Extremists and the Mainstreaming of Contemporary White Nationalism
Simon Strick, Reflexive Fascism in the Age of History Memes
Kristoff Kerl, The ‘Conspiracy of Homosexualization’: Homosexuality and Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1970-1990
Isabel Heinemann, Volk and Family: National Socialist Legacies and Gender Concepts in the Rhetoric of the Alternative for Germany
Judith Goetz, ‘Patriotism is not a man’s thing’. Right-Wing Extremists Gender Policies within the so-called Identitarian Movement
Mrinal Pande, Gendered Analyses of Hindutva Imaginaries: Manipulation of Symbols for Ethnonationalist Projects
Agnieszka Graff, Jewish Perversion as Strategy of Domination: The Anti-Semitic Subtext of Anti-Gender Discourse
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