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Den förlorade nationen - fantasi och njutning i Sverigedemokraternas diskurs

Kotsambouikidis, Andreas LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis seeks to examine the construction of national identity in the nationalist
party the Sweden Democrats. By drawing on a theoretical framework informed by
discourse theory and psychoanalysis this thesis highlights aspects of national
construction which has been neglected by other studies in this field. By
supplementing the more common discourse theory with Lacanian psychoanalysis,
it is argued that the construction of national identity is not only a question of
constructing otherness, from which the national identity can differentiate itself
from. The national discourse is also constituted through the working of
enjoyment, the affective investment which structures the nationalist discourse of
the party. The results of... (More)
This thesis seeks to examine the construction of national identity in the nationalist
party the Sweden Democrats. By drawing on a theoretical framework informed by
discourse theory and psychoanalysis this thesis highlights aspects of national
construction which has been neglected by other studies in this field. By
supplementing the more common discourse theory with Lacanian psychoanalysis,
it is argued that the construction of national identity is not only a question of
constructing otherness, from which the national identity can differentiate itself
from. The national discourse is also constituted through the working of
enjoyment, the affective investment which structures the nationalist discourse of
the party. The results of this essay shows that the desire for the nation and its
realization is tied to the production of two interrelated narratives: firstly, the
narrativ of a lost golden era, where the Swedish nation existed as a self-identical
and harmonious totality. The other narrative is the production of a fetischistic
figure of alterity, which is held responsible for the loss of this national enjoyment
- the foreigner. Hence the desire for the national identity and the recovery of the
lost national object is bound up with the production of an other identity which has
allegedly stolen it. Paradoxically, it is argued, the loss of the nation strictly
coincides with its emergence. (Less)
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author
Kotsambouikidis, Andreas LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sverigedemokraterna, nationalism, njutning, fantasi, psykoanalys
language
Swedish
id
8905097
date added to LUP
2017-05-10 14:43:28
date last changed
2019-12-20 09:25:24
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  abstract     = {This thesis seeks to examine the construction of national identity in the nationalist
party the Sweden Democrats. By drawing on a theoretical framework informed by
discourse theory and psychoanalysis this thesis highlights aspects of national
construction which has been neglected by other studies in this field. By
supplementing the more common discourse theory with Lacanian psychoanalysis,
it is argued that the construction of national identity is not only a question of
constructing otherness, from which the national identity can differentiate itself
from. The national discourse is also constituted through the working of
enjoyment, the affective investment which structures the nationalist discourse of
the party. The results of this essay shows that the desire for the nation and its
realization is tied to the production of two interrelated narratives: firstly, the
narrativ of a lost golden era, where the Swedish nation existed as a self-identical
and harmonious totality. The other narrative is the production of a fetischistic
figure of alterity, which is held responsible for the loss of this national enjoyment
- the foreigner. Hence the desire for the national identity and the recovery of the
lost national object is bound up with the production of an other identity which has
allegedly stolen it. Paradoxically, it is argued, the loss of the nation strictly
coincides with its emergence.},
  author       = {Kotsambouikidis, Andreas},
  keyword      = {Sverigedemokraterna,nationalism,njutning,fantasi,psykoanalys},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den förlorade nationen - fantasi och njutning i Sverigedemokraternas diskurs},
  year         = {2017},
}