Demographic Fever Dreams: Fragile Masculinity and Population Politics in the Rise of the Global Right

  title={Demographic Fever Dreams: Fragile Masculinity and Population Politics in the Rise of the Global Right},
  author={Banu G{\"o}karıksel and Christopher Neubert and Sara Smith},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={561 - 587}
In the midst of the current global turn to the right, striking resonances across oceans emerge: strongmen and their allies point to specific and vivid tales or images signaling demographic shifts as signs of danger. These could be lesbian farmers (supposedly) staging a takeover of the US Midwest, tales of virtuous headscarf-wearing women under attack by secular men (in Turkey), or of Muslim Romeos luring Hindu women to convert (in India). In each of these cases, the story lodges in the body and… 
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