A Podcast by Dr. Pablo De Orellana and former Editor-in-Chief of Identity Hunters, Phil Nomikos
A short documentary that explores the reemergence of nationalism in our time, explaining how it works, why is it so powerful, and why has it returned.
In this podcast, Thomas Poulain discusses the pernicious effects of mysticism in our appreciation of classical music. He unravels how the glorification of German geniuses, and the attempts to explain their greatness scientifically, can serve identity discourses (in 1930s Germany or the US today).
Written by: Aaron Sidhu At first glance, ‘right-wing nationalist hip-hop’ appears to be an oxymoron. Forged in the ghettos of New York City during the late 1970’s, hip-hop quickly established itself as a genre of progressivity through its use as a tool of black expression against institutionalised African American oppression. Early pioneers and exporters of […]
Written by: Polina Evtushenkova Beautiful princesses, brave knights, magical kingdoms in which everyone is happy – I am sure most of you are familiar with these stories since childhood, with the latter story being a bittersweet dream that, until now, never came true. I used to be one of those naïve children who was enchanted […]
Written by: Lucas Zhao As Covid-19 marches stridently into its third year, various strands of ‘coronationalism’ have flourished. Nothing is more glaring than the nationalism that has evolved in China, entailing a widespread national pride, in the emergency management by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), at home and abroad. Nationalism is no stranger to crisis. […]
by Sarah Rost Yesterday, on the 10th of March, a private viewing of the exhibition took place at The Exchange. Here a few words on the show as a whole, the process of putting it together, and the meanings it entails… During multiple workshops, students were guided in their creating and curating of art around […]
Written by: Charlotte Bascaule Although the territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has been emphasized as a matter of ‘cold politics, hot economics’, the enduring mistrust and risk of escalation between China and Japan stem precisely from the symbolic and historical nature of the controversy. In the past decades, both China and Japan have appeared […]
Written by: Ben Proud “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist.” Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism […]
The Department of War Studies is thrilled to present #nationalism[aesthetics]: (Be)Longing, Rediscovering, Rebuilding Identities in view at The Exchange (Bush House North East Wing, Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG) from Saturday, 5th of March. #nationalism[aesthetics] is an exhibition curated by and featuring the works by third-year BA students from the Department of War Studies. Spearheaded by […]
Written by: Rozalin Eraslan As significant in nationalism-centric identification efforts especially during the early 20th century, concepts of “local” and “national” can be deemed as having a strict relationship since the establishment of modern Turkey during these periods. Whilst these terms were frequently used to emphasize the ‘development’ for the purpose of narrowing the gap […]