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Patricia Anne Simpson is professor of German studies at Montana State University in Bozeman.
Helga Druxes is professor of German at Williams College.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Digital Media Strategies of the Far Right in Europe and the United States
Patricia Anne Simpson and Helga Druxes
I. Extremisms and the Internet
Swastikas in Cyberspace: How Hate Went Online
Chip Berlet and Carol Mason
The Lone Wolf Comes From Somewhere, TooØyvind Strømmen and Kjetil Stormark
Mobilizing on the Fringe: Domestic Extremists and Antisocial Networking
Kyle Christensen, Arian Spahiu, Bret Wilson, and Robert D. Duval
Hijacking Academic Autonomy: Neo-Aryanism and Internet Expertise
II. Far-Right Politics and Internet Identities
Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty: The Transnational Linkages of Radical Nationalist Political Parties in the European Union
Glen M. E. Duerr
Manipulating the Media: The German New Right’s Virtual and Violent Identities
The Imitated Public Sphere: The Case of Hungary’s Far Right
Right-Wing Campaign Strategies in Sweden
The Identitarian Movement: What Kind of Identity? Is it Really a Movement?
III. Homophobia, Race, and Radicalism
Singing for Race and Nation: Fascism and Racism in Greek Youth Music
Alexandra Koronaiou, Evangelos Lagos, and Alexandros Sakellariou
“The Order of the Vanquished Dragon”: The Performance of Archaistic Homophobia by the Union of Orthodox Banner Bearers in Putin’s Russia
Pure Hate: The Political Aesthetic of Prussian Blue
Patricia Anne Simpson
The New “Great White Hope?” White Nationalist Discourses of Race, Color, and Country in the Career of Mexican Boxer Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez
Justin D. García
The Roots of East German Xenophobia
About the Contributors
Simpson and Druxes’ edited collection provides a timely exploration of the role of digital media in political radicalism across Europe and North America. Drawing on an impressive array of rigorously researched studies, the volume considers not only Internet extremism, but the media strategies of contemporary far right parties and movements as well as how homophobia, racism, and radicalism are transmitted through a range of popular cultural forms. Avoiding the temptation to ascribe agency to the Internet itself, this book constitutes a rounded and nuanced contribution to the debate about how digital media is employed by the far right today.
— Hilary Pilkington, The University of Manchester
This is a truly impressive volume. The range of topics covered provides substantial breadth while each chapter offers a richly textured level of analysis. For scholars of social movements, political extremism, and digital culture this volume is a must read.
— Pete Simi, Chapman University