Sexual Counter-Revolution: Sexism, Homophobia and the New RightBook tickets
Psychoanalysis and Politics
By Lene Auestad – Oct. 5th at 6 pm London time/ 7 pm Berlin time/ 8 pm Cape Town and Jerusalem time/ 1 pm New York time/ 12 noon Chicago time / 10 am Vancouver time
Part of the Psychoanalysis and Politics series Crises and Transmission
In the summer of 2017, a neo-Nazi group which calls itself the Nordic Resistance Movement marched in Sweden and Norway under the banner “Fight the gay lobby”. Based on their own writings, this paper will examine their sexual imagery and fantasies. They formulate their ideology as a reaction against the increased sexual and cultural freedoms of the last century. This forms part of a larger project of deepening the understanding of the links between sexism, homophobia and racism.
Lene Auestad is a Dr. of Philosophy from The Ethics Programme, University of Oslo, the Founder of Psychoanalysis and Politics and an Associate member of the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society. She is the author of Respect, Plurality, and Prejudice: A Psychoanalytical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Dynamics of Social Exclusion and Discrimination, Karnac/ Routledge, 2015, and a number of other publications. She writes and lectures internationally on ethics, critical theory and psychoanalysis, with a particular focus on prejudice, racism, discrimination, trauma and nationalism.