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Title Alt-right gangs : a hazy shade of white / Shannon E. Reid and Matthew Valasik.
Author Reid, Shannon E., 1981- author.
Publication Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
Description x, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Call # 322.420973 R
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The dilemma of definitions and categorizations -- Myths and realities surrounding Alt-Right gangs -- Alt-Right gangs' broken toys : risk factors for membership and gang formation -- Identity and ideology : music, culture, and "Hitler stuff" -- Alt-Right gangs' use of space -- The leaderless resistance of online memes and hate -- Criminality and violence -- The Alt-Reich in the twenty-first century : dealing with "The Upside Down" -- Appendix : operationalization of Alt-Right gang definition.
Summary "Alt-Right Gangs provides a timely and necessary discussion of youth-oriented groups in the white power movement. Focusing on how alt-right gangs fit into current research on street gangs, Shannon E. Reid and Matthew Valasik catalog the myths and realities around alt-right gangs and their members; illustrate how they use music, social media, space, and violence; and document the risk factors for joining an alt-right gang, as well as the mechanisms for leaving. By presenting a way to understand the growth, influence, and everyday operations of these groups, Alt-Right Gangs aims to better inform students, researchers, law enforcement, and policy makers on this complex subject. Importantly, the work offers an extensively evaluated set of prevention and intervention strategies that can be incorporated into existing anti-gang initiatives. With a clear, coherent point of view, this book offers a contemporary synthesis that will appeal to students and scholars alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Right-wing extremists -- United States.
Right-wing extremists. (OCoLC)fst01097938
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Addl. Author Valasik, Matthew, author.
Related To Online version: Reid, Shannon E, 1981- Alt-right gangs Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020] 9780520971844 (DLC) 2020017107
ISBN 9780520300446 hardcover
0520300440 hardcover
9780520300453 paperback :
0520300459 paperback

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