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Agonistic Belonging: The Banality of Good, the “Alt Right” and the Need for Sympathy

Gilroy, P; (2019) Agonistic Belonging: The Banality of Good, the “Alt Right” and the Need for Sympathy. Open Cultural Studies , 3 (1) pp. 1-14. 10.1515/culture-2019-0001. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper considers aspects of the rise of neo-fascist political sentiment across Europe. It suggests that an appropriate political response to those developments must involve a reconsideration of the politics of sympathy which is seen as essential in the formation of solidarity.

Type: Article
Title: Agonistic Belonging: The Banality of Good, the “Alt Right” and the Need for Sympathy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1515/culture-2019-0001
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2019-0001
Language: English
Additional information: © 2019 Paul Gilroy, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0).
Keywords: anti-racism; compassion; nationalism; humanism; Alt Right; nostalgia; proteophobia; Fanon; Améry
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > SHS Faculty Office
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > SHS Faculty Office > UCL Institute for Advanced Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10088002
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