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Hate in the Homeland

The New Global Far Right

Cynthia Miller-Idriss



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Princeton University Press
27 October 2020
A startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people.

Hate crimes. Misinformation and conspiracy theories. Foiled white-supremacist plots. The signs of growing far-right extremism are all around us, and communities across America and around the globe are struggling to understand how so many people are being radicalized and why they are increasingly attracted to violent movements. Hate in the Homeland shows how tomorrow's far-right nationalists are being recruited in surprising places, from college campuses and mixed martial arts gyms to clothing stores, online gaming chat rooms, and YouTube cooking channels.

Instead of focusing on the how and why of far-right radicalisation, Cynthia Miller-Idriss seeks answers in the physical and virtual spaces where hate is cultivated. Where does the far right do its recruiting? When do young people encounter extremist messaging in their everyday lives? Miller-Idriss shows how far-right groups are swelling their ranks and developing their cultural, intellectual, and financial capacities in a variety of mainstream settings. She demonstrates how young people on the margins of our communities are targeted in these settings, and how the path to radicalisation is a nuanced process of moving in and out of far-right scenes throughout adolescence and adulthood. Hate in the Homeland is essential for understanding the tactics and underlying ideas of modern far-right extremism.
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691203836
ISBN 10:   0691203830
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cynthia Miller-Idriss is professor of education and sociology at American University, where she runs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL). She is the author of The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany (Princeton) and Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism, and National Belonging in Contemporary Germany. She lives in Washington, DC. Twitter @milleridriss

Reviews for Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right

Miller-Idriss explains [how] the market for hate is thriving. ---Eric Spitznagel, New York Post In her disturbing book Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right, Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss argues convincingly that innovative, flexible and youth-driven ideas are vital in the battle to counter the online transnational recruiting of fascist zealots. ---Martin Clition, The Independent A timely book that calls for vigilance against extremism in hitherto unexpected corners, online and off. * Kirkus Reviews * This is an incredible book . . . that I found impossible to put down. Miller-Idriss has put it together here; the actors, the methods, and the history. * Jason Stanley on Twitter * In Hate in the Homeland Cynthia Miller-Idriss describes how ideas once limited to extremist circles, such as that of a 'demographic replacement'-whereby American citizens will be overrun-are now promoted by mainstream figures such as Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham of Fox News. * The Economist *

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