Manifestation of a Lack: Capitalism, Democracy, & the Christian Identity Movement

by Neilsen, Emily Hall

Abstract (Summary)
During the past twenty years, there has been a major shift among America’s radical right; increased popularity, radicalism, nationalism, anti-Semitism, and terrorism have marked this change. These same years have harkened the era of globalization, a period discernible by the increasingly rapid spread of capitalism and related changes in political subjectivities across the globe. This thesis examines the relationship between these changes in an attempt to shed light on political and economic subjectivity in contemporary America. In order to do so, this thesis focuses on the Christian Identity Movement, the most popular religious movement on the radical right. It utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, investigating relationships between this group’s rise and the history of democracy and American cultural traditions (most specifically the group’s use of Puritanism). It concludes by analyzing the effects of these relationships.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Bowling Green State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:christian identity movement radical right american domestic terrorism democracy capitalism


Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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