In Post-War Britain cultural interventions were a feature of fascist parties and movements, just as they were in Europe. This book makes a new major contribution to existing scholarship which begins to discuss British fascism as a cultural phenomenon. A collection of essays from leading academics, this book uncovers how a cultural struggle lay at the heart of the hegemonic projects of all varieties of British fascism. Such a cultural struggle is enacted and reflected in the text and talk, music and literature of British fascism.
Where other published works have examined the cultural visions of British fascism during the inter-war period, this book is the first to dedicate itself to detailed critical analysis of the post-war cultural landscapes of British fascism. Through discussions of cultural phenomena such as folk music, fashion and neo-nazi fiction, among others, Cultures of Post-War British Fascism builds a picture of Post-War Britain which emphasises the importance of understanding these politics with reference to their corresponding cultural output.
1. Cultural regeneration :Mosley and the Union Movement, Janet Dack
2. History and cultural heritage: The far right and the ‘Battle for Britain’, Steven Woodbridge
3. Cultures of space: Spatialising the National Front, Thomas Linehan
4. Securing the future of our race: Women in the culture of the modern-day BNP, Martin Durham
5. British neo-Nazi fiction: Colin Jordan’s Merrie England – 2000 and The Uprising, Paul Jackson
6. When popular culture met the far right:Cultural encounters with post-war British fascism, Nigel Copsey
7. Subcultural style: Fashion and Britain’s extreme right, Emily Turner-Graham
8. British, European and White: Cultural constructions of identity in post-war British fascist music, Ryan Shaffer
9. Nazi punks folk off: Leisure, nationalism, cultural identity and the consumption of metal and folk music, Karl Spracklen
10. The ‘cultic milieu’ of Britain’s ‘New Right’: Meta-political ‘fascism’ in contemporary Britain, Graham Macklin
11. ‘Cultural-Marxism’ and the British National Party: A transnational discourse, John E. Richardson