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Right-Wing Extremism in Canada and the United States

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Includes chapters from an array of prominent scholars, mid-career scholars and rising stars

  • Blends recent scholarship with discussions around the longer-term trends of right-wing extremism

  • Examines studying extremism, forms of extremist activity and violence, and the responses

Part of the book series: Palgrave Hate Studies (PAHS)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Diversity Within the Right-Wing Extremist Movement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 153-153
    2. Birds of a Feather: A Comparative Analysis of White Supremacist and Violent Male Supremacist Discourses

      • Meredith L. Pruden, Ayse D. Lokmanoglu, Anne Peterscheck, Yannick Veilleux-Lepage
      Pages 215-254
  3. Where the Action Is: Right-Wing Extremist Activities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 299-299
    2. Far-Right Extremist Violence in the United States

      • Steven Chermak, Joshua D. Freilich, William S. Parkin, Jeff Gruenewald, Colleen Mills, Brent Klein et al.
      Pages 301-326
    3. Right-Wing Extremists’ Use of the Internet: Emerging Trends in the Empirical Literature

      • Ryan Scrivens, Tiana Gaudette, Maura Conway, Thomas J. Holt
      Pages 355-380
    4. Far-Right Violence and Extremism: Global Convergence

      • Arie Perliger, Joshua Mills
      Pages 381-408
    5. The Nexus of Right-Wing Extremism and the Canadian Armed Forces

      • Philip McCristall, David C. Hofmann, Shayna Perry
      Pages 409-442

About this book

This book is the first collection of scholarship featuring both Canadian and American scholarship on the resurgent right-wing extremist movement in the two countries. It is particularly timely given the recent rise in political populism that has engendered renewed activism from extreme right contingents. Trump’s right-wing populist and white nationalist political campaign has galvanized Canadian and American white supremacist ideologies, identities, movements and practices. Leading Canadian and American scholars are brought together to explore a contemporary array of current dynamics, patterns and characteristics associated with the movement in each country. Split into four sections, it provides an introduction to extremism in the 21st century, it examines studying extremism, forms of extremist activity and violence, and the responses. The collection allows comparisons to be drawn out from the distinct treatments of each country. It speaks to students as well as scholars in social sciences departments, including criminology, sociology, social justice, and terrorism, peace and security studies, and political-violence related programs. 

Barbara Perry is Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University, Canada, and the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism.

Jeff Gruenewald is Associate Professor and Director of the Terrorism Research Center (TRC) in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at University of Arkansas, USA. 

Ryan Scrivens is Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, USA. He is also Associate Director at the International CyberCrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Research Fellow at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence.


Keywords

  • Trump
  • social justice
  • terrorism
  • far right
  • political violence
  • security and peace
  • security
  • violence
  • hate studies
  • populism
  • political sociology
  • victims
  • American politics
  • politics and religion

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario, Oshawa, Canada

    Barbara Perry

  • Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA

    Jeff Gruenewald

  • School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

    Ryan Scrivens

About the editors

Barbara Perry is Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University, Canada, and the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism.

Jeff Gruenewald is Associate Professor and Director of the Terrorism Research Center (TRC) in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at University of Arkansas, USA. 

Ryan Scrivens is Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, USA. He is also Associate Director at the International CyberCrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Research Fellow at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence.


Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-99804-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)