Right-Wing Populism and the Normalisation of Racism: Discursive Shifts, Moral Panics and Immigration
Lecture Theatre 156 (Lectorial Room I)
Arts West- North Wing Building
Professor Michal Krzyżanowski's presentation explores dynamics of political and media discourses about the recent ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Europe. It draws on his long-term work on the anti-immigration discourse of European right-wing populist parties, of online uncivil society and of media responses to ideological projects of right-wing populism. At its core, the paper looks theoretically and analytically at strategies of normalisation.
The paper provides a critical-analytical look at the case of Poland where the right-wing populist imaginaries of the ‘Refugee Crisis’ have acted as carriers of normalisation of the not only unprecedented discourses of racism and hate but also of the deeper xenophobic norms since 2015.