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Rise of the Right : English nationalism and the transformation of working-class politics (Paperback)

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With the start of the neoliberal era came a decline: the loss of traditional working-class jobs, replaced by low-paid, non-unionized and often part-time jobs, concomitant to 24-hour broadcasts reporting that the economy was growing rapidly. Time brought the reality that the neoliberal economy would never deliver its promise. The authors cite the great fear of ongoing economic turmoil lodged permanently in the British psyche after almost 40 years of neoliberalism, which now frames the pious soul-saving of those whose job it is to promote a progressive liberal worldview that seeks, but hopelessly fails, to mitigate the social, economic, cultural and personal disasters free market capitalism has wreaked on the western world. The English Defence League (EDL) is a fringe political group cut adrift from mainstream politics and overtly antagonistic to many of the central concerns of contemporary liberal multiculturism. It sees themselves as protectors of the cultural and economic interests of England’s forgotten white working class, and represents a misguided attempt to respond politically to the enduring sense of diminishment and lack they describe. The group has no system of formal membership and attracts supporters who sympathize. While the EDL might on the surface display some of the hallmarks of traditional fascism or Nazism, it also displays a number of significant characteristics that set it apart from these older political forms. Distributed in North America by University of Chicago Press. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 219
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Simon Winlow & Steve Hall & James Treadwell
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51893122
UPC: 9781447328483
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-8596
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