Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-4136-7 • Hardback • July 2015 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-4422-4137-4 • Paperback • July 2015 • $29.00 • (£21.99)
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Pete Simi is associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His research focuses on the social psychological dimensions of interpersonal and collective violence and he is currently studying individuals who leave violent extremism and what types of interventions most effectively facilitate disengagement and deradicalization.
Robert Futrell is professor of sociology and chair at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has published widely on social movements, including the white power movement, as well as on issues of technology, environment, and sustainability in the West.
1. Hidden Spaces of Aryan Hate
2. Contemporary Aryan Hate
3. Aryan Hate in the Home
4. Hate Parties
5. The White Power Music Scene
6. Virtual Hate
7. Private Aryan Communities
8. Enduring White Power Activism: Estimating the Aryan Threat and
What to Do about It
Appendix: Making Contact and Developing Rapport
About the Authors
Even with the historic victory of Barack Obama, the legacy of white supremacy in America is alive and well. This book lays bare the specific groups and particular practices that sustain the extreme forms of the legacy. Don't miss it! (Previous Edition Praise)
— Cornel West, Union Theological Seminary
If you want to understand the white power movement in the United States, you must read American Swastika. Pete Simi and Robert Futrell draw on their own observations and interviews as well as the work of previous researchers to produce a compelling, well-researched, and comprehensive examination of white power activism. They skillfully tackle the difficult issue of explaining why this movement has persisted in one form or another for so long.
— Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University; coauthor of White Power, White Pride
This book is an eye-opener in several ways, revealing the everyday lives of an important element in the United States that has power beyond their numbers. Pete Simi and Robert Futrell's data describe real people with real concerns that are too often dismissed as the lunatic fringe.
— James F. Short Jr., Washington State University
American Swastika is one of the best researched accounts of Aryan groups yet. This book is hands down the most effective for communicating information to students about how Aryan groups understand their beliefs, behaviors, and organizations. It is indispensable.
— Lisa L. Garoutte, Loras College
An inside look at a violent subculture
Based on original, first-hand ethnographic data
Combines readable case studies with informative analysis
Chilling case studies take readers inside Aryan homes devoted to raising “little Hitlers,” the hate music scene in underground bars and massive rallies, Aryan crash pads, and more
Updated data throughout
New examples such as white power activist Wade Michael Page attacking a Sikh temple