American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement's Hidden Spaces of Hate

American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement's Hidden Spaces of Hate

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by Pete Simi, Robert Futrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442202084

ISBN-13: 9781442202085

Pub. Date: 01/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

American Swastika takes readers through hidden enclaves of hate in America, exploring how White Supremacy movements thrive nationwide, even as the country on the surface advocates racial equality. The authors explain the difference between movements such as the KKK, the Aryan Nation, and Skinheads, among others, then discuss the various ways White Supremacists

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American Swastika takes readers through hidden enclaves of hate in America, exploring how White Supremacy movements thrive nationwide, even as the country on the surface advocates racial equality. The authors explain the difference between movements such as the KKK, the Aryan Nation, and Skinheads, among others, then discuss the various ways White Supremacists cultivate, maintain, and spread their beliefs, largely under the radar of most Americans. Authors Pete Simi and Robert Futrell draw on over a decade of research and interviews, from the infamous Hayden Lake Aryan compound in Northern Idaho, to private homes in L.A., to hate music concerts around the country. Through descriptive case studies, the authors look at hate in the home, talking with parents who aim to raise "little Hitler" and discussing the impact home schooling and cultural isolation can have on children. The authors also describe Aryan crash pads, Bible studies, and rituals, take readers through the hate music scene from underground bars to massive rallies, and examine how the internet has shaped communication and created disturbing new virtual communities. American Swastika shows how White Power groups sustain themselves and grow, even in a nation that preaches equality and tolerance, and looks toward how we can work to prevent future violence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442202085
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Series:
Violence Prevention and Policy Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Hidden Spaces of Aryan Hate
Chapter 2: Contemporary Aryan Hate
Chapter 3: Aryan Hate in the Home
Chapter 4: Hate Parties
Chapter 5: White Power Music Scene
Chapter 6: Virtual Hate
Chapter 7: Private Aryan Communities
Chapter 8: Enduring White Power Activism: Estimating the Aryan Threat and What to Do About It
Appendix: Making Contact and Developing Rapport
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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