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American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden by Pete Simi, Robert Futrell

By Pete Simi, Robert Futrell

This moment version of the acclaimed American Swastika presents an up to date viewpoint at the white energy circulate in the US. The booklet takes readers via hidden enclaves of hate, exploring how white supremacy activities thrive national and the way we will be able to paintings to avoid destiny violence. packed with strong case reports, interviews, and first-person debts, the e-book explains the diversities among a number of hate teams, then exhibits how white supremacy teams domesticate their club via Aryan houses, events, rituals, song fairs, and on-line propaganda.

Featuring up-to-date facts and examples all through, the second one variation of yankee Swastika describes so much of today’s lively white energy teams and the legacy of lately disbanded teams. It additionally discusses new gamers on this planet of white energy web content and song and stocks new learn on how humans go out hate groups.

As fresh occasions have made transparent that the belief of a “post–racial America” is a fable, American Swastika is key interpreting for figuring out either how hate builds and the way we will paintings to avoid violence.

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This does not mean that such practices are always consciously or intentionally racist, but only that they are informed by beliefs that lead to actions with negative consequences for others as minority group members. This also means that the problem of discrimination-without-prejudice or unintentional discrimination is spurious in our approach. First, this is so because in our minority-perspective definition of racism, discriminatory acts are experienced and evaluated as such by their consequences for minorities.

It is the joint task of the various theories and methodologies of the analysis of discourse, cognition, and social context to establish the nature and the conditions of such transformations between beliefs and their discursive expres­ sion. We may also need methods of research that provide a less obtru­ sive access to what people actually believe, including the analysis of communicative events that have less social self-control, for instance talk among family members or close friends. Discursive and Mental Structures Whereas subtle text and context analyses often provide more or less direct access to what people believe, that is, to the contents of mental Theoretical Framework 33 representations about ethnic affairs, discourse analysis may also reveal how such beliefs are organized in memory.

According to this rather specific use of the notion, ideologies feature the fundamental social principles and building blocks, such as norms and values, underlying the structures and formation of attitudes. That is, they represent the mental embodiment of the funda­ mental social, economic, and/or cultural goals and interests of a group. If we may use a computer metaphor, we might say that together these ideologies form the basic social operating system of a group or culture, whereas the respective attitudes are the specific programs running under this system in order to perform specific socio-cognitive tasks.

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