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Social Movements, Authoritarian Temptations?

Social Movements, Authoritarian Temptations?


Cinzia Sciuto, Maryam Laura Moazedi, Paul Poet, Thomas Edlinger


Elevate Festival


Graz (AT)



Film classics that are given warning labels or end up on the index, the dispute over the translation of a black African-American woman’s inauguration speech and constant topic-specific uproar in social media:

The debate around cancel culture, identity politics and wokeness seems to have finally arrived in this country in recent months.

Is the excitement around the broad field of identity politics exaggerated or is this kind of increasing public polarisation attacking the principles of freedom of expression and thus also the ideals of an open, pluralistic society and the Enlightenment?

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