Music, Youth and International Links in Post-War British Fascism - Shaffer, Ryan
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This book examines the domestic evolution and international connections of post-war fascists in the UK. It argues that post-war British fascism became transnational as the radicals increasingly exchanged ideas, money and culture with like-minded foreigners. Using interviews with key figures in several countries, this book traces the history of the National Front (NF) and British National Party (BNP), focusing on the political parties' youth, music and international outreach. It explores how British fascism grew into an international movement, how fascist youth developed skinhead music as a…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines the domestic evolution and international connections of post-war fascists in the UK. It argues that post-war British fascism became transnational as the radicals increasingly exchanged ideas, money and culture with like-minded foreigners. Using interviews with key figures in several countries, this book traces the history of the National Front (NF) and British National Party (BNP), focusing on the political parties' youth, music and international outreach. It explores how British fascism grew into an international movement, how fascist youth developed skinhead music as a conduit for their ideas, and how some of those key figures made international connections with people in Iraq, Libya, Syria and the United States. Moreover, it also draws from rare internal party documents, law enforcement records and membership lists to track foreign funding and the parties' domestic electoral growth. For the first time, this book gained access to both the leadership and rank-and-file of the BNP and NF to explore its culture and international connections. In doing so, it shows the successes, failures and changes that have made British fascism a force in the international extremist subculture.
  • Produktdetails
  • Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-86675-8
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
  • Seitenzahl: 364
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30. August 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 476g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319866758
  • ISBN-10: 3319866753
  • Artikelnr.: 55128068
Autorenporträt
Ryan Shaffer is an historian and writer. His academic work focuses on Asian and European history with particular interest in extremism and political violence. He has published over 150 articles, reviews and chapters about European and South Asian politics in popular magazines and scholarly journals.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction.- 2. The Fascist Tradition, 1967-1977.- 3. Youth Against Tradition, 1977-1983.- 4. An International Youth Movement, 1983-1990.- 5. Building a Street Force, 1990-1999.- 6. Fascist Modernization, 1999-2005.- 7. The Fascist Peak and the Fascist Decline, 2005-2016.- 8. Conclusion.- Appendix.- Bibliography.- Index
Rezensionen
"One strength of Shaffer's book is the extensive interviews he carried out with NF and BNP leaders ... . the book is valuable for showing how fringe movements function, recruit, and negotiate the difficult waters of local and national politics." (Roland Clark, The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Vol. 12 (2), 2019)

"Shaffer has made an important contribution to the study of British fascism. His empirical approach provides an invaluable, and very readable, guide to the many, tiny groups and splinter groups, as well as the variegated ideological trends, that have fostered this complex, marginalized movement from the 1960s to the present day." (Paul Jackson, History - The Journal of the Historical Association, March 06, 2019)