Vikingos tatuados, política racial y la Edad Media imaginaria


  • Arwen Taylor Arkansas Tech University

Palabras clave:

Serie televisiva Vikingos, medievalismo, tatuajes, etnonacionalismo blanco, masculinidad


Este artículo toma la representación del tatuaje en la serie de televisión Vikings, como medio para abordar las ramificaciones políticas de un medievalismo popular. En el ensayo se considera la importancia que tienen los tatuajes aplicados a varios personajes del programa (en especial los de Rollo, Floki, y Ragnar). Todos los personajes se basan sin mucha rigidez en figuras de la historia y leyendas escandinavas. El objetivo es examinar la manera en que los cuerpos masculinos, tatuados e idealizados del programa de televisión se entrelazan con los deseos modernos de historia y encarnación, un vínculo de deseo que resulta especial y alarmantemente evidente en el reciente resurgimiento del etnonacionalismo de extrema derecha en Estados Unidos y Europa.


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