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Lions of the North: Sounds of the New Nordic Radical Nationalism

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum


This book uses ethnography to analyze the musical practices of contemporary radical nationalism in the Nordic region. The region—and Sweden in particular—gained international distinction during the 1990s as a global center for neo-Nazi skinhead culture and white power music. During the first decade of the twenty-first century, however, skinheadism and its attendant music industry withered, and in its place nationalists began experimenting with alternative musical expressions as they sought to articulate a new identity and agenda for anti-immigrant, antiliberal activism. This book explores thes ... More

Keywords: Racism, ethnomusicology, nationalism, right-wing extremism, right-wing populism, fascism, Nazism, white power, the Nordic countries, Sweden, the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna), skinhead

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190212599
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, author
Instructor and Head - Nordic Studies, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Colorado, Boulder