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Alt-Right Movement
Dissecting Racism, Patriarchy and Anti-immigrant Xenophobia



July 2021 | 264 pages | SAGE India
First prize for Excellence in Book Production 2021

The Alt-Right movement has gained prominence in recent years after distinguishing itself from traditional conservatism and mobilizing support on social media. Its critique of contemporary diversity politics is now gaining considerable attention. Alt-Right Movement: Dissecting Racism, Patriarchy and Anti-immigrant Xenophobia presents a comprehensive study of the Alt-Right movement by examining its objectives and strategies through speeches, tweets and media responses of its followers. The book traces the movement’s ideological pioneers and analyses reports of right-wing think tanks to understand how the Alt-Right conceives of its identity, perceives ‘the other’ and gains popular support. The study explores the Alt-Right’s complex reconciliation of individualism with group identity and the movement’s controversial attitude towards gender, race, nationalism and immigration. These findings become the basis for exploring extremist identity politics juxtaposed against the possibility of coexistence in an increasingly polarized world. 
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
Individual Freedom, Liberal Politics and the Production of Alt-right
 
Heidegger, Nietzsche and the Alt-right Philosophy
 
Alt-right Women and the Reconstruction of Patriarchy and Feminism
 
Alt-right and Islamophobia as Disembodiment
 
White Fetishism, Ethno-space and Anti-immigrant Xenophobia
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Ipsita Chatterjee

Ipsita Chatterjee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, University of North Texas. She has also served as an assistant professor at the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, from 2009 to 2013, and a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University. Chatterjee’s research focuses on the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of globalization, displacement, violence, and class/ identity-based urban exclusions. She has authored articles in Urban Studies, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Geoforum, Gender, Place and... More About Author

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