Loud and Proud

Loud and Proud Passion and Politics in the English Defence League - New Ethnographies

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Loud and proud is an ethnographic study of grassroots activists in the English Defence League (EDL). Setting the findings within contemporary debates on race and racism, Islamophobia, social movements and the far right, the author draws on interviews, informal conversations and extensive observation at EDL events to explore and explain the gap between the public image of the movement as a violent Islamophobic and racist organisation and individual activists' understanding of it as 'one big family'. Presenting them neither as duped by a charismatic leader nor working class anti-heroes, this book introduces EDL activists as individuals with real lives whose diverse trajectories in and out of activism are embedded in personal life stories. The book will be of value to those researching or studying in the disciplines of sociology, political science and anthropology as well as those with an interest in contemporary political issues and the populist and radical right.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784992590
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.530942
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 254
Weight: 436g
Height: 237mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 24mm