The Identitarians

The Identitarians : The Movement against Globalism and Islam in Europe

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The Identitarians are a quickly growing ethnocultural transnational movement that, in diverse forms, originated in France and Italy and has spread into southern, central, and northern Europe. This timely and important study presents the first book-length analysis of this anti-globalist and anti-Islamic movement. Jose Pedro Zuquete, one of the leading experts in this field, studies intellectuals, social movements, young activists, and broader trends to demonstrate the growing strength and alliances among these once disparate groups fighting against perceived Islamic encroachment and rising immigration. The Identitarian intellectual and activist uprising has been a source of inspiration beyond Europe, and Zuquete ties the European experience to the emerging American Alt Right, in the limelight for their support of President Trump and recent public protests on university campuses across the United States.

Zuquete presents the multifaceted Identitarian movement on its own terms. He delves deep into the Identitarian literature and social media, covering different geographic contexts and drawing from countless primary sources in different European languages, while simultaneously including many firsthand accounts, testimonies, and interviews with theorists, sympathizers, and activists. The Identitarians investigates a phenomenon that will become increasingly visible on both sides of the Atlantic as European societies become more multicultural and multiethnic, and as immigration from predominantly Muslim nations continues to grow. The book will be of interest to Europeanists, political scientists, sociologists, and general readers interested in political extremism and contemporary challenges to liberal democracies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26.92mm | 816.47g
  • Notre Dame IN, United States
  • English
  • 0268104212
  • 9780268104214
  • 540,372

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"Jose Pedro Zuquete provides a clear, thorough understanding of the Identitarian movement: its origins, its connections to other political/ideological traditions and movements, its beliefs, and the actions its members have taken. It breaks new ground by offering a comprehensive look at a phenomenon that is ongoing and constantly changing. I believe this book will become the standard reference for the Identitarian movement in Europe for a few years and, depending on developments in the movement and Europe more broadly, perhaps longer." - Ian Reifowitz, SUNY Empire State College
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About Jose Pedro Zuquete

Jose Pedro Zuquete is a research fellow at the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon. He is the author of Missionary Politics in Contemporary Europe and co-author of The Struggle for the World.
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