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American antifa : the tactics, culture, and practice of militant antifascism / Stanislav Vysotsky.

Author/creator Vysotsky, Stanislav, 1973- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
Description209 pages ; 24 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Routledge studies in fascism and the far right
Routledge studies in fascism and the far right. ^A1316199
Contents Introduction -- Fascists and antifascists : a countermovement overview -- Fascist and antifascist tactics -- "Sometimes anti-social, always antifascist" : antifa culture -- Fascist threat and antifascist action -- The anarchy police (revisited) : a critical criminology of antifa -- Antifa unmasked : a sociological and criminological understanding -- Appendix: Against methodology : ethnography, autoethnography, and the intimately familiar.
Abstract "Since the election of President Trump and the rise in racism and white supremacist activity, the militant anti-fascist movement known as antifa has become increasingly active and high profile in the United States. This book analyses the tactics culture, and practices of the movement through a combination of social movement studies and critical criminological perspectives. Based on extensive fieldwork and interviews with activists, this book is the first sociological analysis of contemporary antifascist activism in the United States. The text provides first scholarly social scientific account of the movement. Drawing on social movement studies, subculture studies and critical criminology, it explains antifa's membership, their ideology, strategy, tactics and use of culture as a weapon against the far right. It provides the most detailed account of this movement and also cuts through much of the mythology and common misunderstandings about it. This book will be of interest to scholars and students in sociology, political science, anthropology, criminology, and history; however, a general audience would also be interested in the explanation of what drives antifa tactics and strategy in light of high-profile conflicts between fascists and antifascists"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Vysotsky, Stanislav, 1973- American antifa. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020 9780429265174
LCCN 2020004588
ISBN9780367210601
ISBN9780367210571 hardcover
ISBN0367210576 hardcover
ISBN0367210606 qpaperback
ISBNelectronic book
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ISBNMobipocket electronic book

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