Skip to Content

The making of anti-Muslim protest

Grassroots activism in the English Defence League

By Joel Busher

Routledge – 2013 – 192 pages

Series: Extremism and Democracy

Purchasing Options:

  • Hardback: $130.00
    978-0-415-50267-2
    December 29th 2014
    Not yet available

Description

The book is about the everyday experiences of grassroots extremists - particularly activists in the English Defence League (EDL). Based on a detailed ethnography and in-depth biographic narrative interviews, the book explores how and why activists have become and remained engaged with the EDL, and how participation in the EDL has impacted on their lives.

Contents

Introduction. The emergence of the EDL 1. ‘We’re not all fascists and hooligans’ 2. ‘The EDL is a human rights organisation’. The self-image of EDL activists 3. ‘You’re not English anymore’. Combining nationalism, patriotism and counter-jihad 4. ‘Taking our country back’. Empowerment and self-efficacy 5. ‘A chain of respect’. Grassroots organisation and accountability 6. Friendships and frictions. Making things personal 7. Violence, public disorder and the right to protest 8. The ‘threat’ of Islam. The threat of the EDL

Author Bio

Joel Usher is Research Fellow in the University of East London.

Name: The making of anti-Muslim protest: Grassroots activism in the English Defence League (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Joel Busher. The book is about the everyday experiences of grassroots extremists - particularly activists in the English Defence League (EDL). Based on a detailed ethnography and in-depth biographic narrative interviews, the book explores how and why activists have...
Categories: Fascism & Nazism, Elections, European Politics, British Politics, Comparative Politics