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The Many Layers of Moral Outrage

Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics

Nerina Weiss

, moral outrage might appear as a reasonable (and legitimate) emotion when it comes to the past and current situation of Kurds in Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. The killing and enslavement of the Yezidis by the Islamic State (IS) ( McGee 2018 ), the civil

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

fear. In such situations, which may be described as escalated ( Højer et al. 2018 ) and overheated ( Eriksen 2016 ), one particular emotion has caught our analytical interest: moral outrage. As moral outrage is not only a reaction to but also an

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Peter Hervik

Emotions, affects, moral outrage, and moral panic are some of the themes of interests that have recently gained high priority on the research agenda because of the omnipresence and dominance of discourses of morality and a moralization of society

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Therese Sandrup

his actions, he placed a strongly felt moral outrage toward the regime of President Bashar al-Assad for escalating the violence that led to civilian suffering in the early phase of the Syrian conflict. In addition, Alek was also severely frustrated by

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Moral Thresholds of Outrage

The March for Hrant Dink and New Ways of Mobilization in Turkey

Lorenzo D’Orsi

outrage, we shed light on the construction of feelings of belonging, namely the creation of a new “we,” as well as on the relationship among morality, political violence, and agency. According to James Jasper (1997 , 1998 ), moral outrage is an emotional

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

, Aarhus. These employees are responsible for the local CVE program in Aarhus and work primarily with risk assessment, bureaucratic casework, and the management of interventions in individual cases. Using the central concept of moral outrage, I explore the

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Danger, Moral Opacity, and Outrage

Fear of Jihadism and the Terrorist Threat in Southern Mali

Tone Sommerfelt

, opinion pieces, and interviews published in various news outlets. Exploring publicly expressed outrage against suspected jihadists in southern Mali, I am concerned in this article with the question of what evokes moral outrage, the specific forms that such

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Roger Sabin

The article argues that the significance of the nineteenth-century comics character Ally Sloper cannot be understood without reference to the parallel career that this fictional celebrity developed across other media, most notably music hall. The history and evolution of the textual character, and of his various incarnations on stage and screen, are chronicled, with the aim both of documenting the expansion of working-class leisure culture and of demonstrating the centrality of Sloper to the development of a specifically British theatrical tradition that moved away from earlier continental models. Contemporary responses to Sloper, including moral outrage, are discussed, and the article concludes by analysing the skilled commercial exploitation of the character which would influence later practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Two kinds of mafia dependency

On making and unmaking mafia men

Theodoros Rakopoulos

This article proposes a movement between two sorts of dependency in the secretive bonds of violent men. The first forges an interdependent set of relations between mafia men, independent of the state; the second arises as a dependency of these former on the state in order to break the interdependencies that formerly made them as mafia men. In this ethnographic and oral history narrative, we first witness a dyadic, homosocial relation between two violent men that forges a masculinised interdependence binding the protagonists of this story together as they share a secret. We then encounter the break‐up of this interdependency amid local moral outrage over betrayal and violence, and its substitution by a strong dependence on the state. Through a microsociology that delves into a history of relations, the article thus shows how the subjects of this story shift from one set of dependencies to another. The essay critically revisits discussions of dependency, especially on the state, underscoring the missing element of dependency in the making and breaking of bonds in a secretive male brotherhood.

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Social Protest and Its Discontents

A System Justification Perspective

Vivienne Badaan, John T. Jost, Danny Osborne, Chris G. Sibley, Joaquín Ungaretti, Edgardo Etchezahar, and Erin P. Hennes

psychological view. He wrote, for instance, that “in a situation in which we would expect, on other grounds, to find the response of moral outrage but fail to find it … we should also find social and psychological mechanisms that take advantage of the