1st Edition

Home-Grown Hate Gender and Organized Racism

Edited By Abby L. Ferber Copyright 2004
    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    The top names in the field come together in this collection with original essays that explore the link between gender and racism in a variety of racial and white supremacy organizations, including white separatists, the Christian right, the militia/patriot movements, skinheads, and more.

    AcknowledgementsForeword, Michael KimmelIntroduction, Abby L. Ferber1. Mapping the Political Right: Gender and Race Oppression in Right-Wing Movements, Chip Berlet2. Women and Organized Racism, Kathleen Blee3. White Genocide: White Supremacists and the Politics of Reproduction, Barbara Perry4. Normalizing Racism: A Case Study of Motherhood in White Supremacy, JoAnn Rogers and Jacquelyn S. Litt5. The White Separatist Movement: Worldviews on Gender, Feminism, Nature, and Change, Betty Dobratz and Stephanie Shanks-Meile6. White Men Are This Nation: Right-Wing Militias and the Restoration of Rural American Masculinity, Abby Ferber and Michael Kimmel7. Getting It: The Role of Women in Male Desistance from Hate Groups, Randy Blazak8. The Dilemma of Difference: Gender and Hate Crime Policy, Valerie Jenness9. Green or Brown? White Nativist Environmental Movements, Rajani BhatiaAfterword: The Growing Influence of Right Wing Thought, Peggy McIntoshNotesReferencesContributorsIndex


    Abby Ferber is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is the author of White Man Falling (1998), Hate Crime in America (2000) and Making a Difference (2002).

    "A major contribution! Abby Ferber's edited volume takes our understanding of race/class/gender intersectionality to a new and higher level. Home-Grown Hate shows how gender issues--and especially male anxieties--are key sources of racism. Every student of race and racism, every anti-racist activist, should read this book carefully. Home-Grown Hate should be adopted for ethnic studies and women's studies courses, and for traditional disciplines as well." -- Howard Winant, author of The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II
    "This provocative collection of articles is simultaneously a comprehensive overview of white supremacists movements in the U.S. and a groundbreaking analysis of how gender, race, and class intertwine to shape every aspect of extreme right movements. Home-Grown Hate is must reading for scholars and students of social movements and gender, or anyone who wants a better understanding of the way class-based anger, racial entitlement, and gender inequality shape men's and women's participation in white supremacist movements." -- Verta Taylor, co-author of Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret
    "A must-read for anyone wanting to understand the extreme right wing in the United States today. While most analyses of extremist groups focus only on racism and xenophobia, the contributors to this volume show how sexism and patriarchy are also central to right wing ideology. This results in a deeper and more disturbing picture of a social movement that is a profound threat to all who want to achieve a more egalitarian society." -- Fred L. Pincus, author of Reverse Discrimination: Dismantling the Myth