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Violent discourses within the Far Right: A case study on discursive strategies used by the Nordic Resistance Movement
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Violent discourses within the Far Right : A case study on discursive strategies used by the Nordic Resistance Movement (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to contribute to a greater knowledge and understanding of violent discourses within the Far Right community with emphasizes on online violent content. The study has, by analyzing the narrative, identified four discursive strategies used by the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) in order to legitimize violence. By studying three texts in the time span of fifteen years published by the organization, the ambition is to identify a change in the discourse of violence.

 

Today’s society is greatly influenced by the presence of the Internet. The rise of populist political parties in European and American counties etc. has lead to discussions regarding the cause of this phenomenon. A reoccurring debate is if the Internet is to blame for this, since it is accessible for most people, with non-or little legislative control regarding credibility. What can be stated for a fact, however, is that these forces are once again gaining more support and power. Due to this, finding explanations for this turn of event, which is updated to the society that we live in now is of importance. In order to understand this phenomenon the study has examined the Far Right organization the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR). In the empirical part of the thesis four themes of violent discourses were identified; the enemies, the threat, family politics and women’s role in society and community-building processes. The four discursive strategies identified are in accordance with the chosen methodological framework, namely, critical discourse analysis. Aforementioned discursive strategies and analysis questions which, framed the empirical material, were analysed through the lenses of Norman Fairclough’s theory three-dimensional conception of discourse. In the discourses, amongst other things, it could be identified that the discourses had indeed become more violent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
Violent extremism, Far Right extremism, Radicalization, the Nordic Resistance Movement, Promotion of Violence, the Internet, Critical Discourse Analysis
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80186OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-80186DiVA, id: diva2:1285330
Subject / course
Peace and development
Educational program
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
Presentation
2019-01-18, K3228, P G Vejdes väg, Växjö, 10:33 (English)
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Available from: 2019-02-08 Created: 2019-02-04 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved

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