The Alt-Right as a Community of Discourse

  title={The Alt-Right as a Community of Discourse},
  author={Philippe-Joseph Salazar},
  journal={Javnost - The Public},
  pages={135 - 143}
  • P. Salazar
  • Published 20 February 2018
  • Sociology
  • Javnost - The Public
This paper suggests ways to examine the American Alt-Right as a community of discourse. It relies on Michel Foucault’s notion that discourse is marked by external procedures of prohibition, division and will to truth, and it shows how the Alt-Right owes its powerful emergence in the public sphere to these procedures. It concludes with a brief recall that internal procedures also shape a community of discourse, by giving its actors access to commentary, providing the community with a sense of… 
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