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Seizing Symbols: Hate Groups’ Co-opting of Culture

A tea-stained page of Nordic runes, written in red and black ink
Mar 21
Lecture
Seizing Symbols: Hate Groups’ Co-opting of Culture
Mar 21, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm PST

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

 

Seizing Symbols: Hate Groups’ Co-opting of Culture
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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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