On the Fault Line: Race, Class, and the American Patriot Movement

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - 273 páginas
Due to the economic globalization over the last twenty years, white workers have seen their racial dominance challenged and the security of their jobs assaulted, making them ripe for mobilization. On the Fault Line examines the American Patriot Movement-a broad, right-wing social movement that includes militias, Second Amendment activists, tax protestors, and individuals who drop out of the system. Carolyn Gallaher uncovers how the Patriot Movement addresses the conflicting social positions of its members-predominantly white, working class males. Arguing that discourses of patriotism obscure the class-based nature of their concerns, Gallaher asserts that these patriots buttress their racial anxieties through safe, acceptable nationalistic coding. While patriots have been mobilized by the right wing, this book presents potent reasons why the left could intervene, and to better effect. For all those interested in the fluctuating systems of power within the United States, Gallaher's work proves to be a fascinating and unique analysis.
 

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February 27 1997 Garrard County Kentucky
1
Whats Class Got to Do with It?
27
On the Fault Line Whiteness and Class in the New World Order
47
Out of the Rubble A Brief History of the Patriot Movement
69
Kentucky Patriots
97
Hemp and Its Discontents
131
Biosphere Not in My State
157
On the Road Again
181
Looking Ahead
213
March 14 2002 On the Lam
227
A Note on Method
237
Bibliography
247
Index
259
About the Author
271
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Sobre el autor (2003)

Carolyn Gallaher is a geographer by training. She is currently an assistant professor at the School of International Service, American University.

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