NEW STATESMAN: A picture of the EDL might have gone viral, but the white nationalist group is fading away

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Release date: 12/4/2017

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“One of the things that was really striking on Saturday was a completely different police approach,” says Professor Hilary Pilkington of the University of Manchester, who was present. From 2012 onwards, she spent more than three years with grassroots activists to write an ethnography of the EDL, Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League, which has just won BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed ethnography award.

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TitleA picture of the EDL might have gone viral, but the white nationalist group is fading away
Media name / outletNew Statesman
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/04/17
Description“One of the things that was really striking on Saturday was a completely different police approach,” says Professor Hilary Pilkington of the University of Manchester, who was present. From 2012 onwards, she spent more than three years with grassroots activists to write an ethnography of the EDL, Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League, which has just won BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed ethnography award.
URLwww.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/04/picture-edl-might-have-gone-viral-white-nationalist-group-fading-away
PersonsHilary Pilkington

Keywords

  • English Defence League, Far right politics