Collection: NJMR Special Issue - Volume 3, Issue 4

Special Issue Article

Antifeminism and White Identity Politics: Political antagonisms in radical right-wing populist and anti-immigration rhetoric in Finland

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Abstract

This article analyses how gendered, racialised and classed antagonisms are created in texts by radical right-wing populists and intellectuals connected to the anti-immigration movement and the antifeminist men’s rights movement in Finland. The studied rhetoric focuses on the reproduction of the “white nation” as part of the endangered “Western civilisation”; a feminism “gone too far” and shifts in heterosexual power relations in the postcolonial era. The rhetoric is discussed as political reimaginations that aim to recentre white masculinity in a society that has seen its self-evident and normative position questioned.

Keywords:

Whitenessmasculinityradical right-wing populismanti-immigrationantifeminism
  • Year: 2013
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Page/Article: 225-232
  • DOI: 10.2478/njmr-2013-0015
  • Published on 1 Dec 2013
  • Peer Reviewed