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Global Identitarianism




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ISBN 9781032047386
June 2, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Global Identitarianism is about the global spread of the new far-right ideology and social movement Identitarianism.

Founded in France in 2003, Identitarianism has inspired a range of groups such as Generation Identity in Europe and the alt-right in America. It has been spread by a far-right constellation that includes white nationalist direct action groups, think tanks, ‘alternative media’ organizations, social media ‘celebrities’, and political candidates.

This book explores the global reach of this contentious far-right social movement using examples from Europe, North America, Australia, and South America.

It will be essential reading for scholars and activists alike with an interest in race relations, fascism, extremism, migration studies, and social movements.

Table of Contents

Introduction

José Pedro Zúquete and Riccardo Marchi

Part I: Europe

1. Before Identitarianism: European Identity in the European Far Right

Marta Lorimer

2. The Identitarian Movement in Germany: Its Rise and Fall

Alice Blum

3. Identitarianism in Denmark

Mathias Hee Pedersen

4. The Identitarian Movement in Portugal at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Riccardo Marchi and Gabriel Guimarães

Part II: Networking

5. Defend Europe and Transnational Activism

Damla Keşkekci and Anita Nissen

6. Building a Transnational Identitarian Movement? Limits to the Diffusion of Génération Identitaire in Europe

Marion Jacquet-Vaillant

7. Identitarians vs. Big Tech: The Limits of Digital Metapolitics

Maik Fielitz

Part III: North America

8. Continuity and Disruption: American White Nationalism, the Alt-Right, and the Politics of Displacement at the Beginning of the 21st Century

D. J. Mulloy

9. The Far Right, White Identity Politics, and the Failure of Organized Identitarianism in the United States

Alexandra Minna Stern

10. #SecureTheFrontier: On Nostalgia and Identity Construction Amongst Canadian Identitarians

Amy C. Mack

11. Masculinist Identitarians, Strategic Culture, and Eurocene Geopolitics

Josh Vandiver

Part IV: Australia

12. Far-Right Identitarianism in Australia

Imogen Richards and Callum Jones

Part V: South America

13. Identitarianism in Brazil

Odilon Caldeira Neto

14. "Chileans First!": Movimiento Social Patriota, Acción Identitaria and Identitarianism in Chile

Boris Matías Grinchpun

Part VI: Concluding Remarks

Postscript

José Pedro Zúquete and Riccardo Marchi

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Biography

José Pedro Zúquete is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington DC, USA. He is a political scientist whose research focuses mainly on comparative politics, social movements, and extremism. His previous books include the Routledge International Handbook of Charisma (ed., Routledge, 2021).

Riccardo Marchi is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and the Center for International Studies at the University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. His previous publications include The Portuguese Far Right (2019). His research field is the right-wing radicalism (political thought, parties and movements) in contemporary Europe, focusing the Portuguese case between late authoritarianism and democracy.