Researching the Far Right brings together researchers from across the humanities and social sciences to provide much needed discussion about the methodological, ethical, political, personal, practical and professional issues and challenges that arise when researching far right parties, their electoral support, and far right protest movements.
Drawing on original research focussing mainly on Europe and North America over the last thirty years, this volume explores in detail the opportunities and challenges associated with using ethnographic, interview-based, quantitative and online research methods to study the far right. These reflections are set within a wider discussion of the evolution of far right studies from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints within the humanities or the social sciences, tracing the key developments and debates that shape the field today.
This volume will be essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in understanding the many manifestations of the far right and cognate movements today. It also offers insight and reflection that is likely to be valuable for a wider range of students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences who are carrying out work of an ethically, politically, personally, practically and professionally challenging nature.
Part I: Disciplinary overviews
Kathleen Blee and Mehr Letif
Barbara Perry And Ryan Scrivens
Pasko Kisić Merino, Tereza Capellos and Caterina Kinnvall
Part II: Quantitative and online research
Vasiliki Georgiadou, Lamprini Rori and Costas Roumanias
Jacob Aasland Ravndal and Anders Ravik Jupskås
Jasper Muis, Ofra Klein and Guido Dijkstra
Peita l. Richards
Part III: Interviewing the far right
Amy Fisher Smith, Charles R. Sullivan, John D. Macready and Geoffrey Manzi
Betty A Dobratz and Lisa K. Waldner
Part IV: Ethnographic studies of the far right
Stephen D. Ashe
Part V: The significance of place, culture and performance when researching the far right
John W. P. Veugelers
Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Annett Graefe-Geusch
Part VI: The intersection of academic and activist positionalities and disseminating far right research
Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter
This new book series focuses upon fascist, far right and right-wing politics primarily within a historical context but also drawing on insights from other disciplinary perspectives. Its scope also includes radical-right populism, cultural manifestations of the far right and points of convergence and exchange with the mainstream and traditional right.