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The Management of HateNation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany$
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Nitzan Shoshan

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691171951

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691171951.001.0001

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A Specter of Nationalism

A Specter of Nationalism

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(p.3) 1 A Specter of Nationalism
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The Management of Hate
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Nitzan Shoshan

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691171951.003.0001

This book examines the affective management of German nationalism, or what it calls “the management of hate,” in Germany after reunification, taking as its point of departure the daily realities of young right-wing extremist groups in the East Berlin district of Treptow-Köpenick. It explores the governance of right-wing extremism within a project of German nationhood and how the troubled enterprise of the country's national question proceeds under the sign of broader contemporary processes. Topics include the ways that young right-wing extremists articulate their relations to cultural and ethnicized difference; the juridical production of the so-called “political delinquency”; how the management of hate seeks to inoculate and fortify broader affective publics against illicit forms of nationalism; and “national vision.” This chapter reviews the relevant historical background and provides an overview of some of the crucial theoretical frameworks that guide the study as well as the fieldwork and research methods.

Keywords:   affect, German nationalism, hate, Treptow-Köpenick, governance, right-wing extremism, German nationhood, right-wing extremists, political delinquency, national vision

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