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The politics of affect

Perspectives on the rise of the far-right and right-wing populism in the West

Sindre Bangstad, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen and Heiko Henkel

Keywords: inequality; neoliberalism; politics of affect; right-wing populism; the far-right

This article is based on the transcript of a roundtable on the rise of the far-right and right-wing populism held at the AAA Annual Meeting in 2017. The contributors explore this rise in the context of the role of affect in politics, rising socio-economic inequalities, racism and neoliberalism, and with reference to their own ethnographic research on these phenomena in Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the UK and Hungary.

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Bangstad, Sindre - KIFO

Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge - University of Bergen

Henkel, Heiko - University of Copenhagen