A platform to question, analyse and debate nationalism across time and space
Welcome to Identity Hunters
This project is about understanding how identity and difference are politicised by nationalist politics. We hunt the instances when identity is made and politicised, we are identity hunters.
This website is a platform for the public, students, and academics to engage with one another and explore the challenges of understanding and fighting nationalist politics. It is administered by students of A History of Nations, Nationalism and Theories of the State, a 3rd-year class taught by Dr Pablo de Orellana & Dr Nicholas Michelsen at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
Farage, Trump, Salvini, Le Pen, Franco, Ataturk, Stalin, Bismark –what could they possibly have in common? Nationalism. The Brexit vote, Le Pen’s capture of 33% of the French vote, Modi’s ethno-religious politics, not to mention Putin’s and Duterte’s macho-patriotic heroism tell us of a global shift towards nationalism.
Recent blog posts
- False Defenders: Western Populist Right-Wing Discourses on HomosexualityWritten by: Thomas Sørensen & Manfredi Pozzoli /Edited by: Emanuela Lipari Right-wing narratives on homosexuality are far from static. The gradual triumph of value-based Western liberalism throughout the 20th century has meant that Western right-wing […]
- From Natives to Stateless: Tracing the historical construction of Rohingya Muslims as an enemy ‘other’ and exclusivist nationalism in MyanmarWritten by: Paula Arrus & Femi Ivan /Edited by: Lila Ovington On August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee from Myanmar (formerly Burma) due to a ‘clearance operation’ executed by the Myanmar military. […]
- QAnon and Conspiracy theories: a new phenomenon? Understanding the relationship between Conspiracy Theories and Nationalism in the information ageWritten by: Marcus Woodcock/Edited by: Emanuela Lipari The storming of the Capital in the United States may have surprised many, but it is the paroxysm of a political phenomenon which has been metastasising subliminally. Egged […]
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