Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Working-Class Culture and Red Vienna with Gabriel Kuhn

Date: 2024-06-03T10:15:00+00:00

Location: cosmonautmag.com

We join Gabriel Kuhn, author of books like Soccer vs. the State and Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Forging a militant working-class culture for a discussion on sports, sobriety and also the ways Austromarxism applied these principles during the interwar period. We discuss Gabriel’s attraction to the Straight Edge movement as well as its contemporary transformations, as well as sports and left-wing interventions. We then focus on his study on Austromarxism, Red Vienna, and working-class culture, discussing key figures like Julius Deutsch and the Schutzbund and examining their historical impact and relevance today. We conclude with reflections on the legacy of the Schutzbund, the Worker’s Olympics, and the applicability of these historical lessons to contemporary health and sports interventions.

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