Evangelos Karagiannis and Shalini Randeria
Exclusion as a Liberal Imperative
Culture, Gender, and the Orientalization of Migration
In the summer of 2016, the leader of the Austrian right-populist party FPÖ in Graz uploaded a video to Facebook that led to considerable public controversy. It depicted the then 36-year-old local politician lecturing male refugees about appropriate norms of behavior toward European women. While his addressees for these rules of conduct were meant to be male asylum seekers (“Sehr geehrte Herren Asylanten”), the German language video would, of course, never reach them. In reality, its populist rhetoric was aimed at Austrians, especially at his own party members with their strong anti-immigration views. ...