Kalb, Don, and Gábor Halmai, eds. Headlines of nation, subtexts of class: Working class populism and the return of the repressed in neoliberal Europe. Vol. 15. Berghahn Books, 2011.
Since 1989 neo-nationalism has grown as a volatile political force in almost all European societies in tandem with the formation of a neoliberal European Union and wider capitalist globalizations. Focusing on working classes situated in long-run localized processes of social change, including processes of dispossession and disenfranchisement, this volume investigates how the experiences, histories, and relationships of social class are a necessary ingredient for explaining the re-emergence and dynamics of populist nationalism in both Eastern and Western Europe. Featuring in-depth urban and regional case studies from Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Italy and Scotland this volume reclaims class for anthropological research and lays out a new interdisciplinary agenda for studying identity politics in the intensifying neoliberal conjuncture.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1 Nationalism Is Back Radikali and Privatization in Serbia
- Chapter 2 Articulating the Right to the City
- Chapter 3 Football Fandom in Cluj
- Chapter 4 It Cant Make Me Happy that Audi is Prospering
- Chapter 5 Dispossessed by the Spectre of Socialism
- Chapter 6 A Long March to Oblivion?
- Chapter 7 Class without Consciousness
- Chapter 8 Working Class Nationalism in a Scottish Village
- Epilogue From the Ashes of a Counter-Revolution