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Anthropologists Struggling with Neo-Nationalism and Authoritarianism:
Challenges for Ethnography in Turbulent Times

Junior Year in Munich
Richard-Wagner-Str. 27
Entrance: Gabelsberger Straße


Thursday, 27 June 2019

14.00-15.00: Welcome & Introduction

15.00-15.45: “The Management of Hate” – a conversation with Nitzan Shoshan

Coffee break

16.15-18.30: Thematic Workshops
• Emotions and Affects
• Terminology and Concepts
• Europeanization, Globalization, and the Nation State

Coffee break

19.00: Keynote by Nitzan Shoshan
“Immediacy, nationalism, anthropology: against mediation in theory and practice”

20.30: Dinner (location t.b.a.)

Friday, 28 June 2019

9.00-10.45: Methods – Ethics – Representations

Coffee break

11.15-13.00: Young Scholars Forum

Lunch break

14.00-15.30: Final Discussion

15.45-17.00: dgv working group meeting


Preparatory Readings:

Back, Les (2002): Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Political Morality of Investigating Whiteness in the Gray Zone, in: Vron Ware and Les Back (eds.): Out of Whiteness. Color, Politics, and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 33-59.

Bangstad, Sindre, Bjorn Enge Bertelsen and Heiko Henkel (2019): The Politics of Affect. Perspectives on the Rise of the Far-Right and Right-Wing Populism in the West. With Douglas Holmes, Don Kalb, Nitzan Shoshan and Catherine M. Thorleifsson. Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 83: 98-113.

Pasieka, Agnieszka (2019): Anthropology of the far right. Anthropology Today 35(1): 3-6.

Plikington, Hilary (2016): Loud and Proud: Passions and Politics in the English Defense League. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Shoshan, Nitzan (2016): The Management of Hate. Nation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Preface & chapter 1

Teitelbaum, Benjamin R. (2019): Collaborating with the Radical Right. Scholar-Informant Solidarity and the Casae for an Immoral Anthropology. Current Anthropology 60(3).