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Culture War

Affective Cultural Politics, Tepid Nationalism, and Art Activism

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

Culture War

Affective Cultural Politics, Tepid Nationalism, and Art Activism

The culture wars—intertwining art, culture, and politics—have sparked prominent political debates across the globe for many years, but particularly in Europe and America since 2001. Focusing specifically on the experience of Denmark during this period, Culture War aims to analyze and understand the rise of right-wing nationalism in Europe as part of the globalization and mediatization of the modern nation state and the culture war and affective politics arising from it. This culture war provides an example of an affective cultural politics in which institutional structures become entwined with media representations, events, and patterns of belonging.
            Employing a detailed and critically reflective argument covering social media, television, political campaigns, advertising, and “artivism,” Camilla Møhring Reestorff refuses the traditional distinction between the world of visual culture and the political domain, and she provides multiple tools for understanding the dynamics of contemporary affective cultural politics in a highly mediatized environment.

400 pages | 45 color plates | 7 x 9 | © 2017

Art:

Culture Studies

Media Studies

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Reviews

“Offers a vital contribution to the study of national cultures in an era of mediatization and globalization.”

Ib Bondebjerg, University of Copenhagen

“Provides a thoroughly engaging account of government and art participants and how they partake in national-cultural political discourse and the shaping of the national symbolic through affect.”

Kristin Sharp, RMIT University

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