Righteous patriots, corrupted élites, undeserving poors. The construction of multiple social boundaries in the National Front

Scrinzi, F. (2015) Righteous patriots, corrupted élites, undeserving poors. The construction of multiple social boundaries in the National Front. Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, 2015(1), pp. 55-74. (doi:10.3240/79640)

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Abstract

Based on life histories of National Front activists, this article analyses how multiple boundaries - pertaining to ethnic and political, but also class and spatial divides - are constructed and negotiated in the party. Ethnicity and class shape the ways in which the activists identify with the party and accommodate the construction of political outsiders and ethnic Others forged by the party populist propaganda. The article thus contributes to the study of radical right-wing populist parties by considering the impact of ethnicity and class on activism and party membership.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scrinzi, Dr Francesca
Authors: Scrinzi, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa
Publisher:Il Mulino
ISSN:1973-3194
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa
First Published:First published in Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa 2015(1):55-74
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
593831Gendering activism in populist radical right parties: A comparative study of women�\200\231s and men�\200\231s participation in the Northern League (Italy) and the National Front (France)Francesca ScrinziEuropean Research Council (ERC)UNSPECIFIEDSPS - SOCIOLOGY