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Dominic Boyer Simply the best: Parody and political sincerity in Iceland American Ethnologist 40

Version of Record online: 10 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/amet.12020

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Pursuing a self-described anarcho-surrealist politics in the aftermath of Iceland's banking crisis, Jón Gnarr shocked the country's political establishment by winning the mayoral election in Reykjavík in May 2010. In this article, I explore the rise of Gnarr's Best Party, especially its refusal to accept a distinction between parody and sincerity in its mode of political performance.

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