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“Feminine, Not Feminist”

Trad Truth-making on Social Media

Alexandra Deem

This article investigates the truth-making practices of networks of antifeminist women on social media who identify as “traditional” or “trad” for short. Demonstrating how trad truth-making emerges in response both to the tensions inherent in right-wing nationalism and neoliberal postfeminism, it argues that the potential solution trad women pose depends on the ways they harness social media to limb public and private spaces and personal and political concerns. Paying particular attention to the entanglement of emotions and technical affordances, I use instances from my fieldwork in trad networks to frame their outreach as a form of truth management equally invested in carving out a space for their own (semi)public presence as in combatting the perceived dangers of feminism.

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Acid Fascism

Nostalgia, Psychedelia, and Radical Right Masculinity

Jac Lewis

essential psychological precondition for 2010s radical right initiation, confirmed by the cliché of “lonely, young, online, white men” being algorithmically captured into the alt-right (2009: 21–22). The affective ecology of new media right-wing agitation

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Viral Masculinities: Virality, Gender, Pandemics

João Florêncio

ecologies of twenty-first-century hookup technologies. Delving deeper into the psychopathology of contemporary masculinist paranoid anxiety, Jac Lewis's contribution to this issue builds a critique of what he calls “acid fascism,” the alt-right alternative

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Letter from the Editors

“The importance of scholarship”

Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

believes that scholarship has the potential to dramatically and directly change the world. In the “Introduction” to our first issue, we noted that: A combination of the increasing visibility of alt-right men's groups, dick pics, ongoing revelations

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An Obstacle to Decolonising Europe

White Nationalism and Its Co-option of Serbian Propaganda

Jordan Kiper

, October : 1 – 17 . Daniels , J. ( 2018 ), ‘ The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-right” ’, Contexts 17 , no. 1 : 60 – 65 . Dean , G. , P. Bell and Z. Vakhitova ( 2016 ), ‘ Right-wing extremism in Australia: The Rise of the New Radical

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Quartet in Autumn and the Meaning of Barbara Pym

Antoinette Burton

today call a dog whistle, for a Whiteness that did not speak its name. It might seem a stretch to link Pym to Austen through today's alt-right; indeed, we can only do so if we prioritize reading for Whiteness and think of Pym's “heroines” as a series of

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Situating Right-Wing Populisms and Revisiting The Men and the Boys under the Neoliberal Turn

Amrita De

comprehensive account of the distinction and similarities between the concept of hypermasculinity and toxic masculinity, see Sam de Bois (2019). Angela Nagle's (2017) study of alt-right online culture post Trump makes a strong case for a discursive framing of

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

promotion of societies that are premised on people who help other people meet their needs and desires without prejudice. Now, in the shadow of the mainly “alt-right” populist events that have rocked democracies and democrats across the last 18 months (i

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A Conversation with Phevos Simeonidis (Disinfaux Collective), 21 July 2021

Maria Nerina Boursinou, Pierre Monforte, and Phevos Simeonidis

pillars are, first the far-right and alt-right. This is something that is really important, because the alt-right has been in the spotlight in the US even before the election of President Trump, but in Greece it is shaping itself as we speak, and it

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Book Reviews

Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right , By Walden Bello. Blackpoint: Fernwood Publishing, 2019. 196 pp. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1-77363-221-6. The second decade of the twenty-first century has seen a rise in reactionary alt-right and authoritarian