“Gender, sexuality, and family politics of the Alternative für Deutschland: Discomfort with postmodern fickleness?”
The AfD’s success is largely bolstered by anti-politics and group-focused enmity against migrants, refugees, and Muslims. The party’s gender, sexuality and family politics are however rarely taken note of in the public eye. This dissertation seeks to uncover these positions in three cases of AfD parliamentary fractions on the state level and, utilizing an analytical framework that synthesizes populism theory and alienation theory, seeks to shed light on the causes of such positions. Thus, this work investigates the hypothesis that the AfD’s political activities are to be understood as a right-wing counterrevolution against negative feelings that postmodern uncertainty may induce.
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