PS White Supremacy in Popular Culture



Zeit/Ort n.V.:

  • Mi 14:15-15:45, Raum C 303

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Das Proseminar gehört zu folgenden Modulen:

- BA English and American Studies: Zwischenmodul II Culture

- BA English and American Studies: Import-Kombi-Modul Politics and Culture

Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Erfolgreicher Abschluss der GOP


In this course, we will investigate the intersections of white supremacy and popular culture in the United States. We will highlight the contexts from which the movement originated, its current state in the US, as well as its discursive constructions of race, nation, individual and collective identities. Our goal will be to explore the paradoxical connections between the radical-right milieu and American mainstream society, often wrongly considered as two separate entities. We will connect the extreme visions of race, society and popular culture to more mainstream understandings; despite obvious differences both emerge from a common discursive field and share similar visions for the future. The course focuses on cultural representations of white supremacy in cultural texts (movies, music, television…) but also on the re-appropriation of those media by the movement itself.