Hangover Reading Club #10

The far right, nationalism and gender

The upcoming event of the Trafó Gallery's reading group will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, led by sociologist Anikó Félix. Anikó Félix received her doctorate from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University in 2019, her research focuses on the study of the far right, antisemitism, exclusionary narratives and their relation with gender issues. She has worked for various NGOs and research institutes, and is currently a political advisor to the World Jewish Congress, besides being involved in several international research projects.

In the frameworks of the reading group, we will analyze the phenomenon of nationalism and the far right from the point of view of gender. We will read and discuss texts that comprehensively interpret the framework of this topic, and then, after briefly looking at the international context, we will examine and cross-read the history and nature of the far right in Hungary with the selected text excerpts. Referring back to the themes raised by the exhibition A Slower Dawn! – Vanishing Points 4.0, we will especially concentrate on the period around the change of regime in Hungary.

The texts of Hangover Reading Club will be in English and Hungarian, while the discussions will be in Hungarian. We will send the texts of each session beforehand via email for those who are interested – if you would like to receive the texts, please send us a mail > gallery@trafo.hu 

Although the different reading sessions of Hangover Reading Club are related, it is not necessary to attend all sessions, the events are drop-in. Participation is free, all are welcome.

In the next reading group session, we will read and discuss the following texts:

Nira Yuval-Davis: Gender and nation. In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Routledge, 1993

Francesca Scrinzi: Caring for the nation. Men and women activists in radical right populist partie, 2012-2014, European Research Council, 2014

Andrea Pető: The Rhetoric of Weaving and Healing: Women’s Work in Interwar Hungary, a Failed Anti-Democratic Utopia. In: Yannitsiotis, Y., D. Lampropoulou, C. Salvaterra (szerk.), Rhetorics of Work, Pisa University Press, 2008

Félix Anikó és Gregor Anikó: Kell egy csapat? – A Jobbik és fiatal támogatóinak vizsgálata különös tekintettel a társadalmi nemekre. In: Nagy Á. és Székely L. (szerk.), Másodkézből–Magyar Ifjúság 2012, ISZT Alapítvány-Kutatópont, 2014

Félix Anikó: Az 1990-es évek. In: "Katalizátor voltam": Gender kérdések a (változó) szélsőjobboldalon: A magyarországi szélsőjobboldal elemzése a társadalmi nemek szempontjából, PhD disszertáció, ELTE TáTK, 2019

For the themes and dates of past and future sessions of Hangover Reading Club, follow this link.

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