Populismus kritisieren: Popular Music, Populism in Europe, and the Politics of Critique

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Donnerstag, 28.10. von 18:00 bis 20:00

Hauptgebäude, Bauteil A/Joseph Haydn-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien
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While music has often been discussed as an effective medium for the propagation of extreme-right and extreme-left ideologies, in recent years a new form of political popular music has emerged: increasingly mainstream sounds with populist – and in many cases nationalist – messages have gained widespread popularity beyond the confines of extremist circles. This recent phenomenon of commercially successful and widely received popular music promoting populist and nationalist agendas, we argue, has been instrumental in the growing success of specific varieties of populism in Europe. The empirical research project “Popular Music and the Rise of Populism in Europe” (VW Foundation) explores this nexus of popular music and populism in Hungary, Austria, Italy, Germany, and Sweden from a comparative perspective.

In their presentation, representatives of this research project with a focus on Hungary (Emília Barna, Ágnes Patakfalvi-Czirják), Austria (André Doehring, Kai Ginkel), and Germany (Mario Dunkel, Anna Schwenck) will give insight into their studies. The researchers wish to inspire a discussion with the audience by offering theoretical and methodological considerations and giving an impression of the intricacies and overall complexity of researching this vast phenomenon from a transnational perspective. Moreover, they would like to emphasize the importance of reflexive positionality in the practice of “critiquing” populism. The presentation will be followed by an extensive panel discussion.

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28.10. von 18:00 bis 20:00
Hauptgebäude, Bauteil A/Joseph Haydn-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien
zum Lageplan in MDWonline