This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Eviane Leidig [Twitter/X]. Eviane has been featured by The Independent, Al Jazeera, BBC, Australia Broadcasting Corporation, and Bellingcat but — moreover — YNP! had a yarn with Eviane three years ago, when we discussed the far-right, India and The West (April 30, 2020). On this occasion we spoke to her about her new book, The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers & Online Radicalization (Columbia University Press, 2023):
Eviane Leidig offers an in-depth look into the world of far-right women influencers, exploring the digital lives they cultivate as they seek new recruits for white nationalism. Going beyond stereotypes of the typical male white supremacist, she uncovers how young, attractive women are playing key roles as propagandists, organizers, fundraisers, and entrepreneurs. Leidig argues that far-right women are marketing themselves as authentic and accessible in order to reach new followers and spread a hateful ideology. This insidious—and highly gendered—strategy takes advantage of the structure of social media platforms, where far-right women influencers’ content is shared with and promoted to mainstream audiences. Providing much-needed expertise on gender and the far right, this timely and accessible book also details online and offline approaches to countering extremism.
See also : The Culture War Coming for Your Birth Control, Lois Shearing, Byline Times, August 30, 2023 | ‘Better martyrs’: the growing role of women in the far-right movement, MacKenzie Ryan, The Guardian, August 12, 2023 | Tradwife Influencers Represent an Authoritarian, Sexist Ideology, Julie Kohler, Teen Vogue, July 3, 2023.
4.30pm, Thursday, September 7, 2023 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website
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