Chapter 8: Violent Ideologies: Terrorism From the Left and Right
Stephen Chan interprets and discusses the theoretical writings of Frantz Fanon and links his theories to modern suicide bombings. Carl Davidson and Jerry Harris examine the rise of the so-called Christian Right and tendencies within the movement. Research on the extremist right wing is presented by Raphael Ezekiel, including discussions of their tactics and ideologies. Garland and Simi assess the use of civil litigation to suppress white supremacist violence. Richard Giulianotti and Francisco Klauser examine the intersection of sport and terrorism, taking a critical perspective, as is presented in Chapter. Gruenwald compares homicides perpetrated by far-right extremists and other homicides in the U.S. Klein, Gruenewald, and Smith present empirical research on the characteristics of successful and failed terrorist incidents conducted by rightist extremists in the U.S. An ideological perspective of 9/11 – in this case, a Marxist perspective – is offered by Peter McLaren. Cas Mudde’s article is a comparative analysis of rightist racial extremism in Europe. Martha Newson uses the concept of “identity fusion” to explore the phenomenon of football violence in the British and Brazilian contexts. The ideology and membership of the modern militia movement are evaluated by Mark Pitcavage. Sela-Sayovitz examines social discourse among policymakers, the press and pressure groups after the emergence of a neo-Nazi gang in Israel. Tanya Sharpe examines the potentiality of terrorist violence emanating from adherents of the Christian Identity movement. Steve VanderHeiden explores the case for classifying attacks against inanimate targets – often practiced by ecological extremists – as acts of terrorism. Meredith Watts’ article examines xenophobic and neo-fascist tendencies within German youth cultures.
Journal Article 8.7: Klein, Brent R., Jeff Gruenewald, and Brent L. Smith. “Opportunity, Group Structure, Temporal Patterns, and Successful Outcomes of Far-Right Terrorism Incidents in the United States.” Crime and Delinquency 63:10 (2017).
Journal Article 8.8: McLaren, Peter. “The Dialectics of Terrorism: A Marxist Response to September 11 (Part Two: Unveiling the Past, Evading the Present).” Cultural Studies: Critical Methodologies 3:1 (2003).