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Fear of the “New Human Being”: On the Intersection of Antisemitism, Antifeminism and Nationalism in the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ)

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In current political developments in Europe and the USA, it is striking that a strengthening of nationalism goes hand in hand with certain gender stereotypes, and often this discourse is also linked to moments of antisemitism. Using the example of the Austrian Freedom Party, this chapter analyses this mutual interplay of ideologies and elaborates in particular on the question of how and to what extent an antisemitism that is not expressed openly, can latently be effective in nationalism and antifeminism. Especially against the background of the taboo of manifest and racist antisemitism in the Western, post-national-socialist political public sphere in Germany and Austria, an analysis of this phenomenon is highly relevant. I call this phenomenon the intersectionality of ideologies. It can provide insight into whether antisemitism, as sometimes pretended, has actually been overcome, or whether it is not in fact effective within other ideologies, such as nationalism or antifeminism. The chapter will therefore focus on an analysis of the similarities of antisemitic and antifeminist discourses in the Austrian Freedom Party and their contribution to the strengthening of a nationalist collective.

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978-3-030-81340-6

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Link to article (paywalled), Fear of the “New Human Being”: On the Intersection of Antisemitism, Antifeminism and Nationalism in the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ)

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Stögner, Karin Fear of the “New Human Being”: On the Intersection of Antisemitism, Antifeminism and Nationalism in the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ). Paradoxical Right-Wing Sexual Politics in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. 2022:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1007/978-3-030-81341-3_6