Cornell University

The Extreme Gone Mainstream Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Uris Hall, Room G08
Central Campus

Book Talk: The Extreme Gone Mainstream Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany
Speaker and author:
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Education, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology, Director, International Training and Education Program, American University
Description:
How extremism is going mainstream in Germany through clothing brands laced with racist and nationalist symbols
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 book, 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.