The Return of the Native: Dutch nativism and the emotional turn in politics and social science

Part of 'The Emotional Turn in Contemporary Public and Academic Debates' lecture series

17Mar2020 18:00 - 20:00


All over Europe - and in other parts of the world - we see a rise in nativism: the idea that there are natives and non-natives in a country and that the non-natives are a threat to the nation. Often nativism intersects with racism, Islamophobia and populism. Duyvendak will analyse this rise of nativism and the 'emotionalisation' of the political and public debate that comes with this rise. Finally, he will discuss how social scientists can analyse political emotions: what happens when emotions become the most important arguments?


Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Duyvendak is Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) and Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor:  Dr. Maxim Kupovykh

Published by  Amsterdam University College