Focalizing new-Fascism: Right Politics and Integralisms in Contemporary Italy

Bialasiewicz, Luiza; Stallone, Sabrina (2019). Focalizing new-Fascism: Right Politics and Integralisms in Contemporary Italy. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654419871303

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In this article, we examine the role of fringe new-Fascist movements within broader right- integralist politics in today’s Europe. Our focus lies with CasaPound, one of the most active movements in the Italian far-right galaxy, and highly visible in both the Italian as well as interna- tional mass media. We argue that while the strength of the movement itself should not be exaggerated, CasaPound has played a crucial role in the wider realm of integralist politics in Italy. Examining the movement’s discursive as well as material interventions in both urban and rural spaces, we suggest that CasaPound’s extreme rhetoric and highly spectacularized perform- ances deserve attention for they serve to focalize in distinct ways migration and precarization, and in so doing help sustain calls by more “respectable” political forces to reclaim the national community from the assault of globalizing and neo-liberalizing forces and increasingly racialized migrant others.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Stallone, Sabrina

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

2399-6552

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Anja Julienne Wohlgemuth

Date Deposited:

24 Mar 2020 12:55

Last Modified:

24 Mar 2020 12:55

Publisher DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654419871303

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.141698

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/141698

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