Presentation Title

THE HERITAGE OF ENTITLEMENT: White Nationalism in American Politics

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor’s Full Name

Campbell, Gregory R

Category

Social Sciences/Humanities

Abstract/Artist Statement

This essay will mainly focus on entitlement found in American government policy by white nationalists. What role does the behavior of white nationalists in politics have on understanding the power that ideology has on shaping American Heritage? Laura-Jane Smith emphasizes the importance of critical realism in identifying the structures at work to understand the social World that generates events and discourse (Smith 2004:58-62). By using the anthropological theory of rights and critical realism, I hope to explore the mindset of the far-right and the role they play in institutions. I hope to determine if White Nationalists are rightful heirs of the American past by looking at what heritage was pulled from during the insurrection by rioters. Janet Blake concluded that the identification of cultural heritage is a political act given its symbolic relationship to Culture and society in general (Connolly 2015: 40). I hope to understand how Michael Brown's theory of liberal pluralism, in which conflicts over values are inevitable when societies encompass groups that practice different ways of life, apply to American Culture (Brown 2013).

Mentor Name

Campbell, Gregory R

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THE HERITAGE OF ENTITLEMENT: White Nationalism in American Politics

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This essay will mainly focus on entitlement found in American government policy by white nationalists. What role does the behavior of white nationalists in politics have on understanding the power that ideology has on shaping American Heritage? Laura-Jane Smith emphasizes the importance of critical realism in identifying the structures at work to understand the social World that generates events and discourse (Smith 2004:58-62). By using the anthropological theory of rights and critical realism, I hope to explore the mindset of the far-right and the role they play in institutions. I hope to determine if White Nationalists are rightful heirs of the American past by looking at what heritage was pulled from during the insurrection by rioters. Janet Blake concluded that the identification of cultural heritage is a political act given its symbolic relationship to Culture and society in general (Connolly 2015: 40). I hope to understand how Michael Brown's theory of liberal pluralism, in which conflicts over values are inevitable when societies encompass groups that practice different ways of life, apply to American Culture (Brown 2013).