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dc.contributor.editorPospěch, Pavel
dc.contributor.editorFuglestad, Eirik Magnus
dc.contributor.editorFigueiredo, Elisabete
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-26T09:56:50Z
dc.date.available2021-08-26T09:56:50Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50506
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter, we analyse the role played by a particular notion of authenticity in the discursive framing of the Dutch farmers’ protests of late 2019 and early 2020 by the protesters and various politicians. It is our contention that the authenticity claimed by and ascribed to the protesting farmers drew legitimacy from the intimate association of authenticity with the rural identified and critiqued by Theodor Adorno in his 1973 The Jargon of Authenticity. We show how the ingrained idea of farmers as inherently authentic not only drove the remarkably sympathetic initial public response to the protests, but also facilitated their alignment with populist nationalist politics. In addition, drawing on the work of Sara Ahmed and Michael Kimmel, we argue that this same idea allowed the farmers to appeal to a rural masculinity that marked their anger and violence as justified.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::R Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning::RG Geographyen_US
dc.subject.otherauthenticity; Populism; Masculinity; Farmer; Protest; Theodor Adornoen_US
dc.titlePolitics and Policies of Rural Authenticityen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.hasChapterf70e1de7-73e3-4d1d-9647-4150b9eab072
oapen.relation.isbn9780367550448en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780367550455en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781003091714en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US


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