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dc.contributor.advisorBell, Shannon M.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Andrew William
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-22T18:53:19Z
dc.date.available2019-11-22T18:53:19Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/36766
dc.description.abstractThe electoral success and increased media presence of the Far-Right ideology known as the Alternative Right has catapulted the once marginal fringe movement into popular political discourse. The term Alternative Right is used in contrast to Alt-Right, which is a specific subsection of the broader Alt-Right who are associated with Richard Spencer. This dissertation examines the theories that make up the Alternative Right by addressing the question: How have the divergent political theory traditions of the Alternative Right coalesced into a new reactionary political ideology?The first half of the dissertation defines the Alternative Right and the historical context for the movement. The dissertation defines the Alternative Right by its axioms of the right to difference, the primacy of cultural metapolitics and hierarchical individualism. The second half examines the four major intellectual influences of the Alternative Right: The Techno-libertarians know as the Grey Tribe, NeoReactionary Thought, the European New Right and the American White Nationalists. The dissertation concludes that the divergent political theory of the Alternative Right is unified based on its shared reactionary values, its break from American liberal-conservativism and a consistent focus on the literature of radicalization and critique. The goal of the Alternative Right is a rebirth of racial/gendered consciousness and a new American/European renaissance.
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dc.subjectAmerican studies
dc.titleThe Kids are Alt-Right: The Intellectual Origins of the Alt-Right
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplinePolitical Science
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2019-11-22T18:53:19Z
dc.subject.keywordsAlt-Right
dc.subject.keywordsAlternative Right
dc.subject.keywords2016
dc.subject.keywords2020
dc.subject.keywordsFar-Right
dc.subject.keywordsEvola
dc.subject.keywordsDugin
dc.subject.keywordsde Benoist
dc.subject.keywordsFaye
dc.subject.keywordsNick Land
dc.subject.keywordsCurtis Yarvin
dc.subject.keywordsMencius Moldbug
dc.subject.keywordsJared Taylor
dc.subject.keywordsDonald Trump
dc.subject.keywordsRepublican Party
dc.subject.keywordsAmerica
dc.subject.keywordsUnited States of America
dc.subject.keywordsTerrorism
dc.subject.keywordsWhite Supremacy
dc.subject.keywordsWhite Nationalism
dc.subject.keywordsExtremism
dc.subject.keywordsRadicalization
dc.subject.keywordsJordan Peterson
dc.subject.keywordsGrey Tribe
dc.subject.keywordsRichard Spencer
dc.subject.keywordsSteve Bannon
dc.subject.keywordsFrench New Right
dc.subject.keywordsAmerican Politics
dc.subject.keywordsCyber Politics
dc.subject.keywordsAmerican Culture
dc.subject.keywordsNeoReactionary
dc.subject.keywordsNeoReaction
dc.subject.keywordsDark Enlightenment
dc.subject.keywordsGamergate
dc.subject.keywordsEuropean New Right
dc.subject.keywordsCharlottesville
dc.subject.keywordsChristchurch
dc.subject.keywordsGreat Replacement
dc.subject.keywordsPeter Thiel
dc.subject.keywordsIdentitarian
dc.subject.keywordsTea Party
dc.subject.keywordsFascism
dc.subject.keywordsNazi
dc.subject.keywordsCVE
dc.subject.keywordsPolitical Theory
dc.subject.keywordsReactionary Politics
dc.subject.keywordsConservative Politics
dc.subject.keywordsJames Burnham
dc.subject.keywordsPaul Gottfried
dc.subject.keywordsSamuel Francis


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