Raging Against the Enlightenment: The Ideology of Steven Bannon

by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University  [A version of this contribution, published in Section Culture Vol. 29 #1-2, was originally delivered as a lecture at the Political Union at Yale University in April 2017] Steven K. Bannon has been called “Trump’s brain,” the man identified by David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as the “individual who’s basically creating the ideological aspect of … Continue reading Raging Against the Enlightenment: The Ideology of Steven Bannon

Of Refugees and Migrants: Stigma, Politics, and Boundary Work at the Borders of Europe

By Raia Apostolova (Central European University) It is not exaggerated to say that “refugee” has become, over the past two weeks, a safe and consensual substitute for the discredited notion of ‘migrant’ in public discourse. As Bono, the voice of mainstream, Western good conscience put it : “We should not use the word migrant. Migrant is a political word that used to take away the … Continue reading Of Refugees and Migrants: Stigma, Politics, and Boundary Work at the Borders of Europe