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Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right

Online Actions and Offline Consequences in Europe and the US

Funder: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung and Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung (FGW) e.V.
Edited by: Maik Fielitz and Nick Thurston

How does the far right operate today? This volume presents a unique critical survey of the online and offline tactics, symbols and platforms that are strategically remixed to stake national and transnational cultural claims by contemporary far-right groups in Europe and North America. Featuring short, accessible analyses by an international range of expert scholars, policy advisors and activists, the book offers a plurality of answers to practical and theoretical questions about how and why the Internet has been crucial to emboldening extreme nationalisms in these regions and what counter-cultural approaches civil societies should develop in response.

Reviews

"This up-to-the-minute book makes important contributions to the way we think about right-wing extremism, its networks and strategies in the digital age. It provides a real wealth of insights into the mechanisms of political culture online. No one who deals with online hatred or the extreme right should ignore this publication." Matthias Quent, Director of the Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society "Ever wondered why far-right groups have been able to cooperate politically, for all their differences, but those on the left have struggled? Are you concerned about how the Right can use forceful play - epitomised by Pepe the Frog - to mainstream its ideas, while the Left lacks 'meme magic'? If so, then this is the book for you. In succinct chapters on everything from the Alt-Right and Alt-Tech to youth fashion and zines, it explains how the post-digital cultures of the far right have succeeded in transforming today's political landscape. The enthralling and sometimes shocking account it provides of why there has been a rightwards shift in what is considered socially acceptable could not be more important or better timed." Gary Hall, Research Professor at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, University of Coventry

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