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Poletti Lundström, T. (2024). God Gave Rock and Roll to You: A History of Contemporary Christian Music, by LEAH PAYNE [Review]. Sociology of religion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>God Gave Rock and Roll to You: A History of Contemporary Christian Music, by LEAH PAYNE
2024 (English)In: Sociology of religion, ISSN 1069-4404, E-ISSN 1759-8818Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History of Religions Religious Studies Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology of Religion; History of Religions and World Christianity
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-528314 (URN)10.1093/socrel/srae008 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2023-05978
Available from: 2024-05-20 Created: 2024-05-20 Last updated: 2024-05-20
Poletti Lundström, T. (2024). Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020) [Review]. HYBRID – Mellan akademi, kyrka & samhälle, 2(1), 177-180
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020)
2024 (Swedish)In: HYBRID – Mellan akademi, kyrka & samhälle, ISSN 2004-5425, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 177-180Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ALT (Akademi för Ledarskap och Teologi), 2024
Keywords
evangelikal, maskulinitet, recension, du mez, john wayne
National Category
Religious Studies Social Sciences Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion; History of Religions and World Christianity
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-522128 (URN)10.58412/hyb.v2i1.17899 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2023-05978
Available from: 2024-02-01 Created: 2024-02-01 Last updated: 2024-02-01Bibliographically approved
Lundström, T. (2023). Evangelical Supremacy: Political Thought in a Swedish Revivalist Newspaper. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 36(2), 81-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evangelical Supremacy: Political Thought in a Swedish Revivalist Newspaper
2023 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 81-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Evangelicalism’s role in shaping democracy and the modern welfare state of Sweden has been emphasized in scholarly literature, but few studies have analyzed ongoing developments within this movement. This article explores intersections of political thought and Evangelical Christianity in Sweden, focusing on the revivalist newspaper Världen idag. Through a thematic analysis of 379 editorials from 2022, the study introduces the concept of Evangelical Supremacy, a political-ideological development of Evangelicalism that emphasizes a) Christian unity in political outlook, b) a revivalism that extends from the individual to the nation, and c) an alternative elitism that calls for the replacement of the elites of society with persons of Christian values. By combining qualitative thematic analysis with corpus linguistic techniques, this research discloses how a prominent Swedish Christian revivalist actor frequently employs concepts associated with the political ideology of radical nationalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scandinavian Academic Press, 2023
Keywords
Evangelicalism, Christian Supremacy, Christian Nationalism, Populism, Radical Right
National Category
Religious Studies Sociology
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-518543 (URN)10.18261/njrs.36.2.3 (DOI)001167363300003 ()
Available from: 2023-12-20 Created: 2023-12-20 Last updated: 2024-03-21Bibliographically approved
Lundström, M. & Poletti Lundström, T. (2023). Radical nationalism. Journal of Political Ideologies, 1-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Radical nationalism
2023 (English)In: Journal of Political Ideologies, ISSN 1356-9317, E-ISSN 1469-9613, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Radical nationalism is a political ideology centred on tying animagined people to a bordered territory. It grows from nationalism’sroot system into a diversity of political manifestations aimedat sealing the people-territory bond. By theorizing radical nationalism,this article outlines a political-ideological approach that opensnew pathways for studying the so-called far right. The article drawson Michael Freeden’s conceptual-morphological theory and delineateshow nationalism’s thin-centred conceptual core – people andterritory – can thicken into a full-bodied political ideology: fromfootball and flags to systemic discrimination, deportations, andmass violence. In response to the empirical observation that radicalnationalism nurtures historical and contemporary actors across theleft-right spectrum, the article offers a political-ideological lens fortranshistorical analyses of various political manifestations thatsprout and flourish from the exclusionary roots of the modernnation-state.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
far right, populism, extremism, fascism, radical right, racism, Sweden Democrats, Nordic Resistance Movement
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-508651 (URN)10.1080/13569317.2023.2241384 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-08-05 Created: 2023-08-05 Last updated: 2023-08-07
Poletti Lundström, T. (2022). Trons försvarare: Idéer om religion i svensk radikalnationalism 1988–2020. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of Theology, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trons försvarare: Idéer om religion i svensk radikalnationalism 1988–2020
2022 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation outlines continuity and change in Swedish radical nationalism – a political ideology predominantly focused on connecting an imagined people with a distinct territory. The study focuses on how religion has been understood within the landscape of Swedish radical nationalism between 1988 and 2020. The landscape is termed radical-nationalist since its central articulation is nationalism. It is radical because of its actors’ urge to return nationalism to its roots, without compromising with other political ideologies, and because it is seen as a radical solution to the problems of national degeneration. The Swedish radical-nationalist landscape consists of ideological formations that are culture-oriented, race-oriented, and identity-oriented. These formations animate the actors moving across the landscape. Three such actors are analyzed in the dissertation, each having its own history and distinct position in relation to the ideological formations: the political party Sweden Democrats, the national socialist organization Nordic Resistance Movement, and the online influencer The Golden One. The study builds on a theoretical shift, usually labeled critical religion theory, which departs from religion as an analytical category to instead focus on the various definitions of, and ideas about, religion among the actors themselves. Religion is analyzed as a political concept within Swedish radical nationalism. The terminology of political concepts is borrowed from the theory of ideological morphology, where such concepts are located on an axis between center and periphery of a political ideology, from core concepts via adjacent concepts to peripheral concepts. In Swedish radical nationalism, the concept of religion is a demarcation against them, external enemies as well as internal traitors. Religion functions as an essential exclusionary mechanism aimed at imagined Others who are assumed to, in varying degrees, be superstitious, conspiratorial, fanatical, or divisive. However, the concept of religion also construes us, an imagined people, through ideas of a shared collective unconscious and a Volksgeist that via paganism and Christianity travels from a distant, and often forgotten, past. In conclusion, religion is recurrently one of the adjacent concepts that temporarily stabilizes the core of Swedish radical nationalism: people and territory. Like other concepts that are adjacent to the core – such as culture, race, and identity – the concept of religion stipulates who belongs to the people and the territory, and who should be excluded, disadvantaged, or eliminated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Theology, Uppsala University, 2022. p. 230
Keywords
radical nationalism, fascism, far right, populism, critical religion, Sweden Democrats, Nordic Resistance Movement, The Golden One
National Category
History of Religions Religious Studies
Research subject
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-476849 (URN)978-91-506-2956-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2022-09-09, Ihresalen (21–0011), Thunbergsvägen 3J, Uppsala, 13:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2022-08-18 Created: 2022-06-13 Last updated: 2022-08-19
Lundström, M. & Poletti Lundström, T. (2021). Podcast ethnography. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 24(3), 289-299
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Podcast ethnography
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, ISSN 1364-5579, E-ISSN 1464-5300, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 289-299Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article introduces the method of podcast ethnography. The method encompasses three general stages: to explore a podcast from a particular social field, to engage with it through careful, ethnographic reflexivity and to examine the podcast by developing typologies and themes expedient for analysis. Podcast ethnography is beneficial due to its spatial and temporal flexibility; observing a podcast universe can be performed on the move and in parallel with other tasks. This advantage enables a much-needed breathing space for researchers inquiring vehement milieus, such as white radical nationalism. The article uses an example from this precise milieu in Sweden – the podcast Motgift [Antidote] – to illustrate and flesh out the potentials and challenges of applying the method’s three stages. In so doing, the article argues for inclusion of podcast ethnography into the extended family of ethnographic methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Keywords
Online ethnography, digital ethnography, netnography, online participant observation, virtual ethnography
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
History; Sociology; History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-416415 (URN)10.1080/13645579.2020.1778221 (DOI)000547067600001 ()
Available from: 2020-08-11 Created: 2020-08-11 Last updated: 2021-10-01Bibliographically approved
Poletti Lundström, T. & Lundström, M. (2021). Radical-Nationalist Podcasting under a Post-Fascist Condition: The Swedish Podcast Motgift. Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies, 10(1), 186-201
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Radical-Nationalist Podcasting under a Post-Fascist Condition: The Swedish Podcast Motgift
2021 (English)In: Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies, ISSN 2211-6249, E-ISSN 2211-6257, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 186-201Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article sketches fascism’s ideological morphology under a post-fascist condition.It builds empirically on three years of ethnographic studies of the radical-nationalist podcast Motgift [Antidote], disclosing that (i) fascist multivocality characterizes and feeds the rhizomic structure of Swedish radical nationalism; (ii) fascist narration locates protagonists and antagonists in driving a plot of ‘genocide against the white race’; and (iii) fascist temporality reinforces ideas of a lost past and degenerated present – prompting a struggle for cultural rebirth and racial revival. The multivocality, narration, and temporality of Motgift illuminate the radical-nationalist politics at work under a post-fascist condition: the state of ideological reconfiguration pondering fascism’s historical downfall. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2021
Keywords
Sweden, podcasts, Motgift, post-fascism, radical nationalism, ethnography, rhizome, temporality
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-446126 (URN)10.1163/22116257-10010007 (DOI)000664896600008 ()
Available from: 2021-06-17 Created: 2021-06-17 Last updated: 2021-09-14Bibliographically approved
Lundström, M. & Lundström, T. (2016). Hundra år av radikal nationalism. ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys (5), 39-66
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hundra år av radikal nationalism
2016 (Swedish)In: ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys, ISSN 2000-6225, E-ISSN 2000-6217, no 5, p. 39-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Markus Lundström och Tomas Lundströms artikel analyserar vad författarna benämner som ”radikal nationalism” i Sverige mellan 1915–2015. Utifrån tidigare forskning sammanställs en historisk översikt över de aktörer vars politiska projekt tar sin utgångspunkt i nationalismens själva rot: att knyta en nedärvd folkgemenskap till en specifik plats. Till skillnad från tidigare konceptualiseringar av denna politiska miljö utgår ”radikal nationalism” från aktörernas egen idévärld, och genom att betona aktörernas gemensamma ideologiska drag framträder en bild av ett historiskt föränderligt flätverk där olika aktörer skapas och splittras, interagerar, förgrenas och återuppstår. Författarna identifierar tre olika idéströmningar som präglar miljön och som under hundra år av radikal nationalism korsat varandras färdriktning. Medan den rasorienterade ochsocialkonservativa nationalismen historiskt sett stått i konflikt med varandra, tycks den identitära idéströmningen på senare tid ha skapat nya kontaktytor aktörerna emellan. Artikelns historisering av svensk radikal nationalism föreslår, med andra ord, en analysram för att studera dessa aktörer, och för att begripliggöra nationalistisk radikalisering i Sverige.

Keywords
radikal nationalism; högerextremism; fascism; rasism; socialkonservatism; den identitära rörelsen
National Category
Social Sciences History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302404 (URN)10.13068/2000-6217.5.2 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-09-02 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
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