Neo-Nazi Music Subculture

Authored by: Steven Windisch , Pete Simi

Routledge Handbook on Deviance

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138124578
eBook ISBN: 9781315648057
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315648057.ch11

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Abstract

The U.S. white supremacist movement is comprised of multiple overlapping groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, Christian Identity, racist skinheads, Posse Comitatus, and segments of the antigovernment militia, patriot, and sovereign citizen movements (Blee, 2002; Simi, 2010). White supremacists are not defined by a formal cohesive structure but, rather, are characterized by numerous groups and individuals scattered throughout the U.S. and abroad. Although there are differences among the various branches in the white supremacist movement, they typically agree on several core tenets (Burris, Smith and Strahm, 2000). One of the most pervasive is the belief that the Aryan race is being polluted by race mixing and multiculturalism. In this way, white supremacists see themselves as victims of a world that is on the threshold of racial conflict (Blee, 2002).

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