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The Art of Resistance: Cultural Protest against the Austrian Far Right in the Early Twenty-First Century

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The Art of Resistance : Cultural Protest against the Austrian Far Right in the Early Twenty-First Century. / Fiddler, Allyson .

London : Berghahn Books, 2018. 266 p. (Austrian and Habsburg Studies; Vol. 21).

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abstract = "Austria is not widely known as a country of civic protest or cultural resistance. It is all the more surprising that the election results of 1999 produced a huge and sustained uprising against an apparent turn to the right in Austrian politics. This manifested itself on the streets as well as in the pages of novels and plays, in documentary and feature films, in popular music and in everyday artistic interventions. The inauguration of a coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FP{\"O}) in February 2000 is the catalyst for the multifaceted corpus of artworks we examine in The Art of Resistance. This study provides the necessary contextual background to postwar Austrian cultural and political history and analyses the variety of aesthetic styles and strategies deployed by a large range of artists, some internationally renowned, others less prominent or indeed little known. All of them pit against the increased normalization of far-right thinking their own galvanizing creativity and critical insight.",
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