ABSTRACT

In Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories, historians, sociologists, neuroscientists, lawyers, cultural critics, and literary and media scholars come together to offer an interconnected and comparative collection for understanding how contemporary far-right, neo-fascist, Alt-Right, Identitarian and New Right movements have proposed revisions and counter-narratives to accepted understandings of history, fact and narrative. The innovative essays found here bring forward urgent questions to diverse public, academic, and politically minded audiences interested in how historical understandings of race, gender, class, nationalism, religion, law, technology and the sciences have been distorted by these far-right movements. If scholars of the last twenty years, like Francis Fukuyama, believed that neoliberalism marked an 'end of history', this volume shows how the far right is effectively threatening democracy and its institutions through the dissemination of alt-facts and histories.

chapter 1|24 pages

Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History

ByLouie Dean Valencia-García

part Part I|130 pages

Rewriting the Past

chapter 2|39 pages

The Myth of the Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

The Extreme Right and the American Revision of the History and Historiography of Medieval Spain 1
ByS.J. Pearce

chapter 3|22 pages

The Black Legend and Its Shadow

Re-writing Colonial Narratives, the Blind Spots of Racism and the Rise of Conservative Nationalisms
ByRené Carrasco

chapter 4|14 pages

The Far Right and Women’s History

ByCharlotte Mears

chapter 5|16 pages

The Wheel That Never Ceases

Reinventions of the Spanish Second Republic for a New National Right (2004–2017)
ByIker Itoiz Ciáurriz

chapter 6|18 pages

The Alternative Historiography of the Alt-Right

Conservative Historical Subjectivity from the Tea Party to Trump
ByA.J. Bauer

part Part II|92 pages

The Past in the Present

chapter 9|20 pages

Getting Medieval Post-Charlottesville

Medievalism and the Alt-Right
ByThomas Blake

chapter 10|22 pages

Dresden Will Never Be Hiroshima

Morality, the Bomb and Far-Right Empathy for the Refugee 1
ByA.K.M. Skarpelis

chapter 11|14 pages

Between Past and Present

Allied Sexual Violence as a ‘Usable Past’ in Contemporary Italy
ByStephanie De Paola

chapter 12|15 pages

‘Long Live the Polarization’

The Brazilian Radical Right and the Uses of the Past under Jair Bolsonaro
ByVinícius Bivar

part Part III|174 pages

History of the Future

chapter 13|19 pages

Hate Groups and Greco-Roman Antiquity Online

To Rehabilitate or Reconsider?
ByCurtis Dozier

chapter 14|16 pages

Past Continues

The Instrumentalisation of History in the Countries of Former Yugoslavia
ByMaja Nenadović, Mario Mažić

chapter 15|18 pages

Esoteric Fascism Online

4chan and the Kali Yuga
ByMarc Tuters

chapter 16|42 pages

The Rise and Fall of the Far Right in the Digital Age 1

ByLouie Dean Valencia-García

chapter 17|13 pages

Transforming the Law

Canada’s Bill C-16, Gender and Post-Truth Politics
ByTyler Stacy

chapter 18|28 pages

‘A Large and Longstanding Body’

Historical Authority in the Science of Sex 1
ByJeffrey W. Lockhart

chapter 19|25 pages

Essentially a Lie

Challenging Biological Essentialist Interpretations of Transgender Neurology
ByTristan Fehr

chapter 20|11 pages

The Country of the Future No More

ByLauri Tähtinen