Purifying the nation: critiques of cultural decadence and decline in British neo-fascist ideology

Woodbridge, Steven (2003) Purifying the nation: critiques of cultural decadence and decline in British neo-fascist ideology. In: Gottlieb, J.V. and Linehan, T.P., (eds.) The Culture of Fascism: Visions of the Far Right in Britain. London, U.K. : I.B.Tauris. pp. 129-144. ISBN 9781860647994

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the British far right's attempts to construct a 'true', authentic and 'wholesome' version of culture since 1945. It analyses the far right's prescription for political and cultural renewal via a brief exploration of three neo-fascist movements operating after 1945: the Union Movement (formed in 1948), the National Front (formed in 1967), and the British National Party (formed in 1982). The chapter provides a general overview of the common ideas expressed in the discourse of the three movements regarding cultural and aesthetic representations, and how these have shaped the far right's claims about national identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Physical Location: This item is held in stock at Kingston University library.
Research Area: History
Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Science (until November 2012)
Depositing User: Steven Woodbridge
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 14:54
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2012 07:39
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/19672

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