Gender and Organized Racism
Edited by Abby L. Ferber
Routledge – 2004 – 308 pages
Series: Perspectives on Gender
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.
"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
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).