Alt-Right Gangs: A Hazy Shade of White

Alt-Right Gangs: A Hazy Shade of White

by Shannon E. Reid, Matthew Valasik

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Overview

Alt-Right Gangs provides a timely and necessary discussion of youth-oriented groups within the white power movement. Focusing on how these groups fit into the current research on street gangs, Shannon E. Reid and Matthew Valasik catalog the myths and realities around alt-right gangs and their members; illustrate how they use music, social media, space, and violence; and document the risk factors for joining an alt-right gang, as well as the mechanisms for leaving. By presenting a way to understand the growth, influence, and everyday operations of these groups, Alt-Right Gangs informs students, researchers, law enforcement members, and policy makers on this complex subject. Most significantly, the authors offer an extensively evaluated set of prevention and intervention strategies that can be incorporated into existing anti-gang initiatives. With a clear, coherent point of view, this book offers a contemporary synthesis that will appeal to students and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520300453
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 677,998
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Shannon E. Reid is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Matthew Valasik is Associate Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. The Dilemma of Definitions and Categorizations
2. Myths and Realities Surrounding Alt-Right Gangs
3. Alt-Right Gangs' Broken Toys: Risk Factors for Membership and Gang Formation
4. Identity and Ideology: Music, Culture, and "Hitler Stuff"
5. Alt-Right Gangs' Use of Space
6. The Leaderless Resistance of Online Memes and Hate
7. Criminality and Violence
8. The Alt-Reich in the Twenty-First Century: Dealing with "The Upside Down"

Appendix: Operationalizing the Alt-Right Gang Definition 
References
Index

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