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Oct. 29, Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss
October 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The College of Arts & Letters presents Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss who will give a lecture titled The Extreme Gone Mainstream.
The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in far right politics, social movements, and extremist violence in Europe. Scholars and policymakers have struggled to understand the causes and dynamics that have made the far right so appealing to so many people–in other words, that have made the extreme more mainstream. In this talk, Cynthia miller-Idriss examines how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Her book draws on a unique digital archive of thousands of historical and contemporary images, as well as interviews with young people and their teachers.
This lecture is sponsored by German Studies, the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Political Science, Jewish Studies, and LingLang.