The Discursive Denial of Racism by Finnish Populist Radical Right Politicians Accused of Anti-Muslim Hate-Speech

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dc.contributor.author Pettersson, Katarina
dc.contributor.editor Norocel, Ov Cristian
dc.contributor.editor Hellström, Anders
dc.contributor.editor Bak Jørgensen, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T09:29:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T09:29:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-03
dc.identifier.citation Pettersson , K 2020 , The Discursive Denial of Racism by Finnish Populist Radical Right Politicians Accused of Anti-Muslim Hate-Speech . in O C Norocel , A Hellström & M Bak Jørgensen (eds) , Nostalgia and Hope : Intersections between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration in Europe . IMISCOE Research Series , Springer , Cham , pp. 35-50 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41694-2_3
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/317142
dc.description.abstract This chapter explores Finnish populist radical right politicians’ discursive denials of racism against Muslims following the 2015 European “refugee crisis”. The critical discursive psychological analysis of the politicians’ Facebook accounts identifies four ways in which racism was denied: first, through constructing the statements as mere displays of undisputable facts and common-sense; second, through personal narratives and ontological gerrymandering that acted as ‘proof’ of the politician’s non-racist disposition; third, through transferring the discussion from issues about race to concern matters of cultural threats; and, fourth, through reversing racism to the politicians’ political antagonists. The analyses show that in their discursive denial of racist hate-speech against Muslims, the Finnish politicians relied more on cultural arguments than welfare-protectionist ones. That is, the denials were primarily warranted through nostalgic references to Finnish national identity, people and values, and rhetorical promises that the hope of saving these rests on resisting the cultural threat posed by Islam. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Nostalgia and Hope
dc.relation.ispartofseries IMISCOE Research Series
dc.relation.isversionof 978-3-030-41693-5
dc.relation.isversionof 978-3-030-41694-2
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dc.subject 5144 Social psychology
dc.title The Discursive Denial of Racism by Finnish Populist Radical Right Politicians Accused of Anti-Muslim Hate-Speech en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Swedish School of Social Science
dc.contributor.organization Social Psychology
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Social Psychologists Studying Intergroup Relations (ESSO)
dc.contributor.organization Everyday thinking and arguing
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41694-2_3
dc.relation.issn 2364-4087
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