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Political antagonisms in radical right-wing populist and anti-immigration rhetoric in Finland

1University of Turku, Finland

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Citation Information: Nordic Journal of Migration Research. Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 225–232, ISSN (Online) 1799-649X, DOI: 10.2478/njmr-2013-0015, December 2013

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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: Whiteness; masculinity; radical right-wing populism; anti-immigration; antifeminism

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