Rebellious Conservatives

Social Movements in Defense of Privilege

Authors: Dietrich, D.

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Rebellious Conservatives analyzes three movements, the anti-abortion/pro-life movement, the anti-illegal immigration movement, and the Tea Party, to show how perceptions of threats to their privileges drives conservative protest and how these movements seek to reshape America.

About the authors

David R. Dietrich is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas State University, USA.

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"Dietrich's accessible study advances understanding of contemporary conservative social movements, providing an indispensable account of why relatively well-off American citizens protest. The voices of conservative activists from the anti-illegal immigration, anti-abortion, and Tea Party movements reverberate throughout Rebellious Conservatives as they seek to restore, preserve, and defend privileges of citizenship, language, education, Christianity, jobs, and fetal rights while simultaneously restricting access to those privileges." - Robert Benford, Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida, USA

"Rebellious Conservatives is a rich and insightful analysis of major strands of conservative activism. Focusing on contemporary anti-immigrant, pro-life, and Tea Party movements, Dietrich shows how conservative activists imagine themselves threatened by changes in society and develop srategies to maintain their cultural, social, and economic privileges."- Kenneth Andrews, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

"Rebellious Conservatives is simply AMAZING! Covering six states in the south and southwest with mixed-methods sampling, the scope and magnitude of the research put into this book is overwhelmingly deep and engaging. Scholars looking for a comprehensive examination of the endurance of contemporary conservative social movements and privilege would do well to pick this book up!" - David G. Embrick, Associate Professor of Sociology, Loyola University-Chicago, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Understanding Conservative Protest

    Dietrich, David R.

    Pages 1-11

  • “This Is Our Country”: Identities of Privilege

    Dietrich, David R.

    Pages 13-40

  • “Spiraling Downward on a Path to Anarchy”: Characterizing Threats to Privilege

    Dietrich, David R.

    Pages 41-83

  • “Invaders,” “Murderers,” and “Communists”: Agents of Threat

    Dietrich, David R.

    Pages 85-126

  • “To Reclaim Our Nation”: How Conservative Protesters Want to Change America

    Dietrich, David R.

    Pages 127-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rebellious Conservatives
Book Subtitle
Social Movements in Defense of Privilege
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42918-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137429186
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43620-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-43621-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 185
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