Sociology

The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany

How clothing brands coded with racist and nationalist symbols are bringing extremism into the German mainstream

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Price:
$21.95 / £18.99
ISBN:
Published:
12/03/2019
Pages:
312
Size:
6.13 x 9.25 in.
Illus:
20 color illus. 6 halftones. 2 line illus.
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Far right politics and extremist violence are on the rise across Europe, prompting scholars and policymakers to question why extremism has become so appealing to so many people. Cynthia Miller-Idriss examines how far right ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Required reading for anyone concerned about the global resurgence of the far right, The Extreme Gone Mainstream shows how these new brands desensitize consumers to extremist ideas, dehumanize victims, and are virtually indistinguishable from other popular clothing.