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Seizing Symbols: Hate Groups’ Co-opting of Culture

Date & Time

Sun, Mar 21, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm PST

Location

This is a virtual event

Why have far-right extremist groups co-opted symbols of the Nordic countries’ pre-Christian past? What is understood and misunderstood by such groups about the culture referenced? This panel will explore the appropriation of Norse symbols by white supremacists and other types of hate groups in North America and Europe.

Panelists:
Dr. Natalie Van Deusen, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)
Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Christopher W. E. Crocker, University of Iceland
Moderated by Dr. Olivia Gunn, Assistant Professor, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

Cost: Free; RSVP required to receive link

 

Why have far-right extremist groups co-opted symbols of the Nordic countries’ pre-Christian past? What is understood and misunderstood by such groups about the culture referenced? This panel will explore the appropriation of Norse symbols by white supremacists and other types of hate groups in North America and Europe.

Panelists:
Dr. Natalie Van Deusen, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)
Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Christopher W. E. Crocker, University of Iceland
Moderated by Dr. Olivia Gunn, Assistant Professor, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

Cost: Free; RSVP required to receive link

 

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