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Tag Archive — alt-right

CFP: The Rise of “Alt-Right” Discourse, the Backlash against Social Justice, and Resistances

Call for Papers Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/ Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale Deadline: June 15, 2017 Issue 39.2   Thematic Cluster: The Rise of “Alt-Right” Discourse, the Backlash against Social Justice, and Resistances Editors: Sara Matthews & Nathan Rambukkana In a Daily Intelligencer article […]

Multiple paths to critique?

The anti-war aspect of the “alt-right” is perhaps the most interesting thing about it. Fascinatingly, it comes from the exact opposite place of social justice critiques of war (i.e., that America should only take care of itself and not spend money or resources them foreigners, etc.) but weirdly ends up in similar, while not the […]

NOMOREPOTLUCKS article: Critical Intimacy Studies in the Era of Intersectional Hate

In this short piece, I look at what insights critical intimacy studies and affinity politics might have for the new ideological and political struggles made manifest in the rise of the so-called “alt-right” and Trumpism. In particular I explore tactics for reckoning with their powerful deployment of an “intersectionality of hate,” especially seeing new opportunities […]

Social Justice Warriors Unite!

As a discourse analyst, the calls to not use the term “alt-right” and instead use “White Supremacy” miss the mark I think. You can’t discount the materiality of the discourse of the alt-right, which contains elements of White Supremacy and White Nationalism, yes, but also consists of MRAs, Pick Up Artists, Gamergate, anti-gay and trans […]