Rage On The Right / Edition 1

Rage On The Right / Edition 1

by Lane Crothers
     
 

The image of the militia as ordinary people coming together in times of crisis to help their fellow citizens is deeply embedded in American society and culture. Recent claimants to the militia title have adopted this image even as they have promoted a radically anti-government, populist conservative political agenda. Author Lane Crothers uses social movement theory

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Overview

The image of the militia as ordinary people coming together in times of crisis to help their fellow citizens is deeply embedded in American society and culture. Recent claimants to the militia title have adopted this image even as they have promoted a radically anti-government, populist conservative political agenda. Author Lane Crothers uses social movement theory to explore militia activity and ideology throughout the last decade, illuminating why militia members are enraged by U.S. governmental policies and why their rage is unlikely to coalesce into a large political movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742525474
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Approaching the Miltia Movement Chapter 2 Fuel: The Cultural Foundations of the Militia Movement Chapter 3 Heat: The Myth of the Militia in the American Revolution Chapter 4 Friction: Militia Ideology and the Rationalization of Rage Chapter 5 The Spark: Randy Weaver and the Standoff at Ruby Ridge Chapter 6 The Fire: David Koresh, The Branch Davidians, and the Fire at Waco, TX Chapter 7 The Inferno: Timothy McVeigh and the Bombing in Oklahoma City Chapter 8 Embers: The Decline of the Militia Movement Chapter 9 Epilogue: The Movement and Homeland Security

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