Nordic Symbols and the Mainstreaming of Extremism

Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss, American University Washington, presents how extremism is going mainstream through clothing brands laced with racist and nationalist symbols.

The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in far right politics, social movements, and extremist violence in Europe. Scholars and policymakers have struggled to understand the causes and dynamics that have made the far right so appealing to so many people—in other words, that have made the extreme more mainstream.

In her book, The Extreme gone mainstream, examines Cynthia Miller-Idriss how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and References.


The Seminar is held at the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities


Cynthia Miller-Idriss is professor of education and sociology and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at American University, Washington D.C.. Her books include The Extreme Gone Mainstream, Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism, and National Belonging in Contemporary Germany.

Published Apr. 30, 2018 1:55 PM - Last modified Apr. 30, 2018 1:58 PM