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The Resource Far-right fantasy : a sociology of American religion and politics, James Aho

Far-right fantasy : a sociology of American religion and politics, James Aho

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Far-right fantasy : a sociology of American religion and politics
Title
Far-right fantasy
Title remainder
a sociology of American religion and politics
Statement of responsibility
James Aho
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Far-Right Fantasy is a straight-forward, jargon-free study of contemporary American right-wing extremism. Accessible to both professional and lay audiences, it allows activists to speak for themselves in their own words. It takes the self-announced religious motivations of extremists seriously, and illustrates this by citing numerous cases of radical politics. The book addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the standard psycho-social-cultural explanations of far-right activism. It shows how extremists are similar educationally and psychologically to their more conventional neighbors; that they get into the movement in the same way that others become peace activists or radical environmentalists, namely, through their ties with fellow workers and church-goers, family members, and classmates; and that their views are given a patina of certainty by being repeatedly corroborated within closed, non-contaminated communication systems. The book avoids being preachy or judgmental, but it does try to challenge readers morally by submitting far-right fantasy to a formal ideology critique. It does this by showing how the reforms it recommends a marketplace free of regulation, draconian immigration restrictions; an end to the federal reserve bank and the income tax; a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution; anti-union "right to work" laws and a return to debt slavery; the privatization of schools, the post office, and the commons, and so on contradict its ostensible goal, which is to protect and enhance middle class interests. Far-Right Fantasy is suitable for adoption as a supplemental text in political psychology and sociology, sociologies of religion and knowledge, collective behavior, and American political history. --
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1942-
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Aho, James Alfred
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Right-wing extremists
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
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Far-right fantasy : a sociology of American religion and politics, James Aho
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the battle of "Bunker Ville" -- Interlude 1: sovereign citizens -- American far-right in perspective -- Interlude 2: the secessionist state of Jefferson -- Explaining the far-right -- Interlude 3: dreams of a right-wing homeland -- "White man's" victimhood and heroic redemption -- Interlude 4: "Cut it or shut it!" -- Communicative preconditions of far-right fantasy -- Interlude 5: the rhetoric of "no-spin" news -- Far-right fantasy 1: the "satanification" of America -- Interlude 6: nullification -- Far-right fantasy 2: the christian reconstruction of America -- Interlude 7: "justus" served -- Far-right fantasy 3: a critique -- Interlude 8: biblically inspired investing -- Far-right fantasy 4: false consciousness -- Epilogue: a latter-day fortress
Control code
ocn912140604
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781138962415
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)912140604
Label
Far-right fantasy : a sociology of American religion and politics, James Aho
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the battle of "Bunker Ville" -- Interlude 1: sovereign citizens -- American far-right in perspective -- Interlude 2: the secessionist state of Jefferson -- Explaining the far-right -- Interlude 3: dreams of a right-wing homeland -- "White man's" victimhood and heroic redemption -- Interlude 4: "Cut it or shut it!" -- Communicative preconditions of far-right fantasy -- Interlude 5: the rhetoric of "no-spin" news -- Far-right fantasy 1: the "satanification" of America -- Interlude 6: nullification -- Far-right fantasy 2: the christian reconstruction of America -- Interlude 7: "justus" served -- Far-right fantasy 3: a critique -- Interlude 8: biblically inspired investing -- Far-right fantasy 4: false consciousness -- Epilogue: a latter-day fortress
Control code
ocn912140604
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781138962415
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)912140604

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