Understanding the English Defence League: living on the front line of a ‘clash of civilisations’

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Joel Busher reflects on what his 16 months of ethnographic fieldwork with the English Defence League tells us about what distinguishes them from the ‘ordinary English people’ that they claim to represent. His research highlights the importance of linking the attitudes and ideology of EDL activists with their lived experience, and questions what role society at large plays in shaping that experience.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLSE, British Politics and Policy
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015


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