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The Resource Making sense of the alt-right, George Hawley

Making sense of the alt-right, George Hawley

Label
Making sense of the alt-right
Title
Making sense of the alt-right
Statement of responsibility
George Hawley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the 2016 election, a new term entered the mainstream American political lexicon: "alt-right," short for "alternative right." Despite the innocuous name, the alt-right is a white-nationalist movement. Yet it differs from earlier racist groups: it is youthful and tech savvy, obsessed with provocation and trolling, amorphous, predominantly online, and mostly anonymous. And it was energized by Donald Trump's presidential campaign. In Making Sense of the Alt-Right, George Hawley provides an accessible introduction and gives vital perspective on the emergence of a group whose overt racism has confounded expectation for a more tolerant America. Hawley explains the movement's origins, evolution, methods, and core belief in white-identity politics. The book explores how the alt-right differs from traditional white nationalism, libertarianism, and other online illiberal ideologies such as neoreaction, as well as from mainstream Republicans and even Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. The alt-right's use of offensive humor and its trolling-driven approach, based in animosity to so-called political correctness, can make it difficult to determine true motivations. Yet through exclusive interviews and a careful study of the alt-right's influential texts, Hawley is able to paint a full picture of a movement that not only disagrees with liberalism but also fundamentally rejects most of the tenets of American conservatism. Hawley points to the alt-right's growing influence and makes a case for coming to a precise understanding of its beliefs without sensationalism or downplaying the movement's radicalism."--Dust jacket
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10582057
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawley, George
Dewey number
305.80973/0905
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • White nationalism
  • White supremacy movements
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Making sense of the alt-right, George Hawley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The alt-right's goals and predecessors -- The first wave of the alt-right -- The alt-right returns -- The alt-right attack on the conservative movement -- The alt-right and the 2016 election -- The "alt-lite" -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9780231185127
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2017016515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027425662
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987742156
  • ocn987742156
  • OCoLC
Label
Making sense of the alt-right, George Hawley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The alt-right's goals and predecessors -- The first wave of the alt-right -- The alt-right returns -- The alt-right attack on the conservative movement -- The alt-right and the 2016 election -- The "alt-lite" -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9780231185127
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2017016515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027425662
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987742156
  • ocn987742156
  • OCoLC

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