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This chapter explores the types of people drawn to extreme right activism, and stresses there is no single class or type of person the movement appeals to. Rather, it suggests the extreme right offers an alternate community bound by an emotional regime in which a diverse range of people with shared grievances can feel connected to a wider community of activism. It draws on ethnographic analyses of extreme right groups, including the National Front, the British National Party and the English Defence League. It also argues that, while these activists demonstrate genuine political concerns that should be listened to, it is highly problematic to present them as reflective of the communities they are active in. The extreme right’s activists are outliers, not typical of their communities.

Pride in prejudice

Understanding Britain’s extreme right

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