N&N Debate: The New Nationalism in America and Beyond
Join us at the London School of Economics for the 2023 Nations and Nationalism debate on “The New Nationalism in America and Beyond: The Deep Roots of Ethnic Nationalism in the Digital Age” with the authors, Robert Schertzer and Eric Taylor Woods, joined by Sophie Duchesne and Cynthia Miller-Idriss. The debate will be held at the London School of Economics and will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
For more information on the event and the speakers, please visit the LSE Ideas event page. To register for the event, please email email@example.com.
Across the West, there has been a resurgence of ethnic nationalism, populism, and anti-immigrant sentiment – a phenomenon that many commentators have called the “new nationalism.” In The New Nationalism in America and Beyond, Robert Schertzer and Eric Taylor Woods seek to understand why the bastions of liberalism are proving to be fertile ground for a decidedly illiberal ideology. To do so, they examine the social media campaigns of three of the most successful exemplars of the new nationalism: Donald Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, and Brexit in the UK. Schertzer and Woods show how today’s new nationalists are cultivating support from white majorities by drawing from long-standing myths and symbols to construct an image of the nation as an ethnic community. Their cutting-edge and multidisciplinary approach combines elements of political science, sociology, history, and communication and media studies, to show how leaders today are updating the historical foundations of ethnic nationalism for the digital age.