On The Fault Line / Edition 1

On The Fault Line / Edition 1

by Carolyn Gallaher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742519740

ISBN-13: 9780742519749

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Due to the economic globalization over the last twenty years, white workers have seen their racial dominance challenged and the security of their jobs assaulted, making them ripe for mobilization. On the Fault Line examines the American Patriot Movement—a broad, right-wing social movement that includes militias, Second Amendment activists, tax protestors, and

Overview

Due to the economic globalization over the last twenty years, white workers have seen their racial dominance challenged and the security of their jobs assaulted, making them ripe for mobilization. On the Fault Line examines the American Patriot Movement—a broad, right-wing social movement that includes militias, Second Amendment activists, tax protestors, and individuals who drop out of the system. Carolyn Gallaher uncovers how the Patriot Movement addresses the conflicting social positions of its members—predominantly white, working class males. Arguing that discourses of patriotism obscure the class-based nature of their concerns, Gallaher asserts that these patriots buttress their racial anxieties through safe, acceptable nationalistic coding. While patriots have been mobilized by the right wing, this book presents potent reasons why the left could intervene, and to better effect. For all those interested in the fluctuating systems of power within the United States, Gallaher's work proves to be a fascinating and unique analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742519749
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

1 February 27, 1997: Garrard County, Kentucky 2 What's Class Got to Do with It? 3 On the Fault Line: Whiteness and Class in the New World Order 4 Out of the Rubble: A Brief History of the Patriot Movement 5 Kentucky Patriots 6 Hemp and Its Discontents 7 Biosphere—Not in My State! 8 On the Road (Again) 9 Looking Ahead 10 Epilogue: March 14, 2002—On the Lam 11 A Note on Method 12 Bibliography

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