In from the cold? British fascism and the mainstream press 1925-39

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/117890
Title:
In from the cold? British fascism and the mainstream press 1925-39
Authors:
Dack, J. E. (Janet)
Advisors:
Copsey, N. (Nigel); Ford, G. (Graham); Holmes, C. (Colin)
Citation:
Dack, J. E. (2010) In from the cold? British fascism and the mainstream press 1925-39. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Teesside University.
Publisher:
Teesside University
Issue Date:
17-Sep-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/117890
Abstract:
For a more complete understanding of the significance of fascism in inter-war Britain, it is important to consider the extent to which fascist views were an expression or extension of existing mainstream views. This thesis uses original research to examine how far the promotion of fascist views converged with mainstream opinion and identifies the issues on which British fascists went beyond the acceptable boundaries of mainstream society. Examining attitudes to antisemitism, refugees, the left, continental dictatorship and appeasement, culture, and, finally, the response of the mainstream press to the British Union of Fascists (BUF) and their reaction to what they perceived as a conspiracy against them, the thesis explores the possibility that there is a sufficient area of discursive overlap to locate British fascists within the mainstream. Significantly, comparison of the British fascist press and mainstream newspapers reveals that, while there were considerable areas of overlapping discourse, nonetheless, the underlying motivations of the fascists and the mainstream clearly differed. With one notable yet brief exception, the majority of the mainstream press regarded British fascists as belonging to the political margins and, increasingly, British fascism and the BUF in particular, defined itself in counter-cultural opposition to the mainstream.
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Keywords:
antisemitism; inter-war Britain; appeasement; British Union of Fascists; culture and counter-culture

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorCopsey, N. (Nigel)en
dc.contributor.advisorFord, G. (Graham)en
dc.contributor.advisorHolmes, C. (Colin)en
dc.contributor.authorDack, J. E. (Janet)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-16T12:15:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-16T12:15:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010-09-17-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/117890-
dc.description.abstractFor a more complete understanding of the significance of fascism in inter-war Britain, it is important to consider the extent to which fascist views were an expression or extension of existing mainstream views. This thesis uses original research to examine how far the promotion of fascist views converged with mainstream opinion and identifies the issues on which British fascists went beyond the acceptable boundaries of mainstream society. Examining attitudes to antisemitism, refugees, the left, continental dictatorship and appeasement, culture, and, finally, the response of the mainstream press to the British Union of Fascists (BUF) and their reaction to what they perceived as a conspiracy against them, the thesis explores the possibility that there is a sufficient area of discursive overlap to locate British fascists within the mainstream. Significantly, comparison of the British fascist press and mainstream newspapers reveals that, while there were considerable areas of overlapping discourse, nonetheless, the underlying motivations of the fascists and the mainstream clearly differed. With one notable yet brief exception, the majority of the mainstream press regarded British fascists as belonging to the political margins and, increasingly, British fascism and the BUF in particular, defined itself in counter-cultural opposition to the mainstream.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTeesside Universityen
dc.subjectantisemitismen
dc.subjectinter-war Britainen
dc.subjectappeasementen
dc.subjectBritish Union of Fascistsen
dc.subjectculture and counter-cultureen
dc.titleIn from the cold? British fascism and the mainstream press 1925-39en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Arts and Media.en
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
or.citation.harvardDack, J. E. (2010) In from the cold? British fascism and the mainstream press 1925-39. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Teesside University.-
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