Gender and extremism lectures of Blee and Kimmel online
The excellent lectures from Kathleen Blee and Michael Kimmel are now available online.
Next Steps in Gender Analysis of Far-right Extremism
Professor Kathleen M. Blee
Decades of scholarship show that gender matters in far-right extremism. And we are getting close to understanding the specific ways that gender shapes how people join, leave, and operate in far-right extremist groups and movements. In this talk, I examine the state of the field, suggesting avenues of inquiry that are becoming exhausted and proposing next steps for scholars of gender and the far-right.
Angry White Men: Masculinity on the Extreme Right
Professor Michael Kimmel
Based on in-depth interviews with ex-white nationalists and neo-Nazis in the United States, as well as ex-skinhead and neo-Nazis in Germany and Sweden. A gendered political psychology asks the following question: Why and how do young men join extremist movements? Understanding their experiences of entry, and their experiences in the movement, we can better understand how to help them get out.