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[Blog Post:] Sounds fishy? [The “Sardine” movement in Italy]


Lanari,  Elisa       
Socio-Cultural Diversity, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Max Planck Society;

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Lanari, E., Garofalo, L., & Cavicchioli, M. (2020). [Blog Post:] Sounds fishy? [The “Sardine” movement in Italy]. Anthropology News website.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0007-067A-A
In the last few years, Italy has experienced anti-Semitic, racist, and homophobic episodes, fueled by the xenophobic rhetoric and provocations of politicians like Matteo Salvini, head of the far-right party of The League (La Lega). In response to this right-wing populism, the “Sardine” movement was born in the weeks leading up to the regional elections in Emilia-Romagna and has gained traction both in Italy and abroad. What are the semiotic and ideological characteristics of this fish-inspired movement? And will it have a legacy within the broader landscape of political and civic activism?