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True Believers and the Great Replacement
Understanding Anomie and Alienation

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ISBN 9781032428000
February 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

True Believers and the Great Replacement explores the responses of segments of Western cultures who fear that changes in the racial, religious, and ethnic makeup of society threaten their way of life. The Great Replacement Theory (that suggests that the traditional character of Western society is being undermined by outsiders) is discussed.  Analysed with reference to the Critical Race Theory and the ‘Cancel Culture’ movement, the author examines the anxieties and reactions of those who feel alienated by a world of rapid and disorienting change. Drawing upon the thought of Eric Hoffer and Emile Durkheim, these responses are discussed in terms of the concepts of Anomie and the True Believer in innovative and effective ways. Based on this analysis, strategic responses are suggested. The volume will appeal to scholars and practitioners involved with issues of race and ethnicity, business and social and cultural analysis. 

Table of Contents

Part 1: An Introduction 1. Anomie and True Believers 2. Anomie and Dysfunction 3. Anomie and the Great Replacement Theory Part 2: Examples 4. Examples from Europe 5. Examples from North America 6. Critical Race Theory 7. The Cancel Culture Movement Part 3: Reactions and Responses 8. Counterproductive Responses 9. Positive and Productive Responses Conclusion Dialectics without a Synthesis: A Conclusion

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Alf H. Walle is a consultant focusing upon business anthropology and a longtime college professor of business, psychology, and tribal management. He is the author of Indigenous and Ethnic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Culture and Economic Development and Mental Illness.