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The transnational patriot: celebrating cultural diversity between nation-states while promoting hostility toward diversity within nation-states

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Show simple item record Nightingale, Alastair Muldoon, Orla T. Quayle, Michael 2021-03-18T14:47:17Z 2021-03-18T14:47:17Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Alastair Nightingale;Orla Muldoon;Michael Quayle; (2021) 'The Transnational Patriot'. European Psychologist, . en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article explores how the populist radical right manage identity talk on an international stage. Speeches from the Europe of Nations and Freedom conference held in Koblenz, Germany, on January 21, 2017, were analyzed using a rhetorical and critical discursive psychology approach. This occasion was a celebratory public display of international solidarity between political actors who privilege national interests, advocate stronger immigration control and are Eurosceptic. Results highlight two interdependent rhetorical strategies that construct an inclusive diverse transnational political community, built on the core shared ideology of exclusionary nationalist nativism. Firstly, “Constructing the Transnational Patriot” works up a superordinate political category often labeled the “patriots” that transcends individual nation-states. Temporal and spatial boundary work was done to construct the political collective as extensive, expanding and enduring. This capacity for the speakers to position themselves as prototypical members of a transnational political community facilitates and demands the second rhetorical strategy, “Ambivalent Diversity.” Here speakers acknowledge and celebrate the cultural diversity of their political collective through a precious “national diversity” between nation-states while simultaneously displaying hostility to cultural diversity within nation-states. Speakers present themselves, and their political collective, as courageous protectors of the segregated national diversity against the threatening collusion between the violent oppressive political “elite” and exploitative immigrants. The speakers hijack the liberal understanding of diversity and reconfigure it in support of an argument defending the victimized majority and national cultural homogeneity. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Hogrefe [Commercial Publisher] EFPA [Associate Organisation] en_US
dc.relation 802421 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Psychologist;26, pp. 45-54
dc.subject transnational populism en_US
dc.subject ethno-pluralism en_US
dc.subject cross national diffusion en_US
dc.subject political mobilization en_US
dc.subject political identity en_US
dc.title The transnational patriot: celebrating cultural diversity between nation-states while promoting hostility toward diversity within nation-states en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2021-03-18T14:06:46Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1027/1016-9040/a000416
dc.identifier.doi 10.1027/1016-9040/a000416
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Horizon 2020 en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid GOIPG/2016/1487 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 802421 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2993031
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Psychologist
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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