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Title American antifa : the tactics, culture, and practice of militant antifascism / Stanislav Vysotsky.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (209 pages).
Series Routledge studies in fascism and the far right
Routledge studies in fascism and the far right.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Stanislav Vysotsky is a sociologist whose research focuses on fascist and antifascist movements. Dr. Vysotsky’s research on the militant antifascist movement and the relationship between threat, space, subculture, and social movement activism has been published in journals such as Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements and Critical Criminology. He has also published research on fascist and supremacist movements in the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, the Journal of Crime and Justice, the Journal of Hate Studies, as well as several edited volumes.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 01, 2020).
Subject Antifa (Organisation)
Radicalism -- United States.
Anti-fascist movements -- United States.
United States.
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.
Summary "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.
Other Title Print version: Vysotsky, Stanislav, 1973- American antifa Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. 9780367210571