What Makes a Symbol Far Right? Co-opted and Missed Meanings in Far-Right Iconography

@article{MillerIdriss2018WhatMA,
  title={What Makes a Symbol Far Right? Co-opted and Missed Meanings in Far-Right Iconography},
  author={Cynthia Miller-Idriss},
  journal={Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right},
  year={2018}
}
  • C. Miller-Idriss
  • Published 31 December 2018
  • Art
  • Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right
“Many right-wing extremists don’t understand their own T-shirts”, a VICE-Germany headline proclaimed in March 2018 (Vorreyer 2018), summarizing research I had conducted with youth in and around far-right scenes about the meaning of far-right symbols, codes, and iconography (Miller-Idriss 2018). I had found that German young people do not always correctly interpret the messages in symbols on T-shirts marketed to and by the far-right – even when those codes are on brands that those same youths… 
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