Loud and proud: Passion and politics in the English Defence League

  title={Loud and proud: Passion and politics in the English Defence League},
  author={Hilary Pilkington},
The book uses interviews, informal conversations and extended observation at EDL events to critically reflect on the gap between the movement's public image and activists' own understandings of it. It details how activists construct the EDL, and themselves, as 'not racist, not violent, just no longer silent' inter alia through the exclusion of Muslims as a possible object of racism on the grounds that they are a religiously not racially defined group. In contrast activists perceive themselves… 

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