Remix Racism: The Visual Politics Of The “Alt-Right”

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Derek Stanovsky Ph.D., Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Making use of Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Freud’s notion of “repetition compulsion,” and contemporary remix theory, this essay examines the rise of the “alt-right,” the grafting of white supremacist ideas onto popular culture iconography, their migration into mainstream political discourse, as well as some anti-fascist uses of remix culture.

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Stanovsky, D. (2017). "Remix Racism: The Visual Politics of the “Alt-Right.” Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, Vol. 7, No.2/3, 2017, pp. 130-138. © 2017 Alabama Communication Association. Version of record available at: http://
Language: English
Date: 2017
alt-right, anti-fascism, anti-Semitism, mechanical reproduction, racism, remix, repetition compulsion

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