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Angry White People : Coming Face-to-face With the British Far Right (Paperback) (Hsiao-hung Pai)
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A rising scourge to England’s social peace and multiculturalism, the English Defence League (EDL) has violently protested against Islam since its inception. In the fantastically daringAngry White People, Hsiao-Hung Pai follows a group of individuals who got caught up in the wave of far-right street movements that began in 2009. Pai investigates the rise of the EDL and other extremist organizations, falling in with several of their members and delving deep into their day-to-day lives. She also managed to become close with the infamous Tommy Robinson, cofounder of the organization, and witnessed—and partially influenced—his strange transformation from a fierce, foul-mouthed youth to a suit-and-tie-clad left-wing political activist. Delving deep into five lives in this marginalized section of England’s white working class through research and interviews, Pai uncovers something surprising—their xenophobic ideologies are not an aberration of modern English society, but rather an ever-present facet that is continually reproduced, rejuvenated, and mainstreamed by the media and political powers.
Number of Pages: 382
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Minority Studies, Political Process / Political Parties
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Hsiao-hung Pai
Street Date: March 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-4496
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