Gender and far right politics in Europe
Introduction; Koettig, Michaela, Blum, Alice -- Chapter 1: Country reports -- Doing Racism, Performing Femininity: Women in the Sweden Democrats; Mulinari, Diana/Anders Neergaard -- Contesting Gender Equality Politics in Finland: The Finns Party Effect; Luhtakallio, Eeva/Ylä-Anttila, Tuukka -- The Increasing Visibility of Right-Wing Extremist Women in Contemporary Europe: Is Great Britain an Exception?; Dauber-Griffin, Andrea -- Research on Gender and the Far Right in Germany since 1990 – Developments, Findings, and Future Prospects ; Bitzan, Renate -- Between German Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Racism – Representations of Gender in the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ); Klammer, Carina/Goetz, Judith -- Towards an alternative emancipation? The new way(s) of women’s mobilisation in the Hungarian radical right subculture; Félix, Anikó -- Women and gender ideologies in the far right in Spain; Ramos, Miquel/Büttner, Frauke -- A ‘new’ National Front? Gender, religion, secularism and the French populist radical right; Scrinzi, Francesca -- Nationalism and women in Greece during 1936-1941 and today: indicative historical and sociological notes; Alvanou, Maria -- Chapter 2: Comparative perspectives in Europe and the US -- Women on the Fast Track? Gender Issues in the National Democratic Party of Germany and the French National Front (1980s-2012); Dubslaff, Valérie -- The emergence of powerful anti-gender movements in Europe and the crisis of liberal democracy; Kováts, Eszter -- Similarities/Differences in Gender and Far-Right Politics in Europe and the United States; Blee, Kathleen -- Chapter 3: Media discourse on gender -- Media Representations of Elderly Right-Wing Women and Aestheticization of Age in Poland; Novikova, Kateryna -- Gender stereotypes constructed by the media – the case of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) in Germany; Koettig, Michaela -- A World Without Gender? The Struggle of Austria’s Far Right over What It Means to Be Human – An Analysis of Barbara Rosenkranz’ book ‘MenschInnen’ ; En, Boka/En, Michael -- Pitied Women, Aggressive Men. Images of Muslims in Swedish Christian and Secular News Discourse; Steiner, Kristian -- Chapter 4: Discourses on the issues Antifeminism and Masculinity -- At the Mercy of Femocracy? Networks and ideological links between far-right movements and the antifeminist men’s rights movement; Träbert, Alva -- Songs that sound ‘right’; Stojanovska Rupčić, Marko -- The Far Right’s Ideological Constructions of ‘Deviant’ Male Sexualities; Virchow, Fabian/Claus, Robert -- Men in the battle for the brains: Constructions of masculinity within the ‚Identitary Generation’; Blum, Alice -- Chapter 5: Counter strategies -- Disengagement and Deradicalization Work with Girls and Young Women - Experiences from Germany; Glaser, Michaela -- Gender might be the key. Gender-reflective approaches and guidelines in prevention of and intervention in right-wing extremism in Europe; Baer, Silke/Kossack, Oliver/Posselius, Anika -- Postscript: Alice Blum/Koettig, Michaela.; This book is a systematic consideration of the link between the extreme right and the discourse about developments in regard to gender issues within different national states. The contributors analyze right-wing extremist tendencies in Europe under the specific perspective on gender. The volume brings together the few existing findings concerning the quantitative dimension of activities carried out by men and women in different countries, and illuminates and juxtaposes gender ratios along with the role of women in right-wing extremism. Along with the gender-specific access to right-wing groups, the chapters look at networks, organizational forms, specific strategies of female right-wing extremists, their ideologies (especially regarding femininity and masculinity), hetero normativity, discourses on sexuality, and preventive and counter-strategies. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in gender and politics, European politics, and political extremism. .