The role of nostalgia in right-wing populist communication
with Manuel Menke
In our first episode, Manuel Menke talks about the role of nostalgia in the Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) online election campaign in the 2019 Thuringia election in East Germany. Does the electorate tend to agree more with populist statements if they contain nostalgic rhetoric? Are there risks with using nostalgia in political communication?
Episode based on the article
About the Speaker
Manuel Menke (PhD) is an assistant professor at the Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research interests comprise (theories of) social and media change, media and nostalgia, mediated memories, digital public spheres, and journalism research.