Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The first full issue of the Journal of Right-Wing Studies (JRWS) has arrived! This inaugural issue features the work of leading scholars who have delved into right-wing politics across multiple regions worldwide. The issue contains full-length academic articles, essays, and a book review.
Cihan Tuğal (UC Berkeley) on Turkey, India, and the Philippines
Ben Cowan (UC San Diego) on Brazil
Bálint Magyar and Bálint Madlovics (Central European University) on Hungary and Poland
Nandini Sundar (University of Delhi) on India
Walter Skya (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) on Japan
Terri Givens (McGill University) on Western Europe
Jeffrey Bloodworth (Gannon University) on the United States
Meredith Pruden (Kennesaw State University) on Karen Lee Ashcraft's, Wronged and Dangerous: Viral Masculinity and the Populist Pandemic, Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2022
This content reflects the fact that the journal is being launched in a moment of extraordinary right-wing mobilization across the globe when militant movements and illiberal regimes have aligned ideologically, focused on maintaining ethnic, religious, gender, and racial hierarchies in the name of “traditional” values versus the imposition of the “woke” agenda.
Perhaps not since the 1930s and 1940s have concerned citizens been so acutely aware of the threats facing liberal democracy. Accordingly, we want to make JRWS available to as wide an audience as possible, including readers beyond the academy. To this end, the journal is published on an open-access basis, without economic barriers for readers or authors, through the California Digital Library’s eScholarship program. In addition to traditional academic research papers, we publish essays, commentaries, and book reviews. We have begun publishing such shorter pieces on our blog: On the Right: Current Topics in Right-Wing Studies.
We extend our deepest appreciation for your presence within our community. Your continued involvement and unwavering support are invaluable, and we are honored to have you by our side as we forge ahead into the decades to come.
With heartfelt thanks,
Journal of Right-Wing Studies