Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right Is Warping the American Imagination

Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right Is Warping the American Imagination

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Overview

The alt-right has sadly become a household term. From a loose movement that lurked in the shadows in the early 2000s, it has achieved a level of visibility that has allowed it to expand significantly through America's cultural, political, and digital landscapes. But the alt-right is also mercurial and shape-shifting, encompassing a range of believers and ideas that overlap with white nationalism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism. It provides a big and porous tent to those who subscribe to varying forms of race and gender-based exclusion. In Proud Boys and the White Ethno-State, historian Alexandra Stern begins with the premise that alt-right literature, most of which exists online, should be taken seriously as a form of intellectual production that has distinct lineages, assumptions, and objectives. Applying the tools of historical analysis, cultural studies, and other interdisciplinary approaches, she explores its conceptual frameworks, language, and narratives. In doing so, she is able to probe the deeper meanings and underlying constructs, concepts, and frameworks that guide the alt-right and animate its overlapping forms of racism, xenophobia, sexism, and other social hostilities. Like George Lakoff's Don't Think of an Elephant, Proud Boys and the White Ethno-State is a key tool for combating today's white supremacist ideologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974962242
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Minna Stern is an award-winning author. In addition to dozens of scholarly essays, she regularly contributes to the popular media through opinion pieces, blog posts, and interviews. She leads the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab at the University of Michigan whose work on eugenic sterilization in California has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and NPR, and many other media venues. Stern is Professor of American Culture, History, Women's Studies, and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Michigan.

Frankie Corzo is an experienced narrator and actress who spent her childhood acting in theater productions, commercials, films, and voiceovers. Born to Cuban immigrant parents, she narrates and acts in both English and Spanish. Her work has been added to numerous best of lists, including Audible's for 2017 and 2018. Born and raised in New Jersey, she currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
The New and Old of White Nationalism

CHAPTER 1
Red Pills for the Masses: Metapolitical Awakenings

CHAPTER 2
Back to the Future: Reactionary Timescapes

CHAPTER 3
Whitopia: Ethnostate Dreamin’

CHAPTER 4
Cat Ladies, Wolves, and Lobsters: A Menagerie of Biological Essentialism

CHAPTER 5
Living the TradLife: Babies, Butter, and the Vanishing of Bre Faucheux

CHAPTER 6
Normalizing Nationalism: Alt-Right Creep

CONCLUSION
Decoding and Derailing White Nationalist Discourse

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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