Beyond Islamophobia? The role of Englishness and English national identity within English Defence League discourse and politics

@article{Allchorn2018BeyondIT,
  title={Beyond Islamophobia? The role of Englishness and English national identity within English Defence League discourse and politics},
  author={William Allchorn},
  journal={National Identities},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={527 - 539}
}
ABSTRACT Unsurprisingly, most scholarship on the English Defence League (EDL) focuses on the Islamophobic nature of the group's politics. This has found that, whilst the group presents a more moderate, public-facing image, the EDL's backstage discourse is a far less nuanced brand of Islamophobia and cultural racism (Allen, C. (2011). Opposing Islamification or promoting Islamophobia? Understanding the English Defence League. Patterns of Prejudice, 45(4), 279–294; Kassimeris, G., & Jackson, L… 
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