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dc.contributor.authorPreston, Kayla
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-29T17:55:10Z
dc.date.available2020-04-29T17:55:10Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79023
dc.description.abstractRecently, Canadian researchers have turned their attention to online right-wing extremism. For this research I conducted a content analysis of 300 Facebook and Twitter posts from the accounts of three Canadian right-wing extremist groups: Yellow Vests Canada, ID Canada and the Soldiers of Odin BC. My research examines the key claims right-wing extremist groups make about Canadian identity, belonging and politics and how they justify these claims. I found that they make four key claims on social media: that Canadian identity is white, that Canadian values are traditional values, that society is decaying, and that authoritarian governments should be elected. However, these claims are not overt, rather right-wing extremist groups discuss apolitical topics such as rising crime and misplaced white guilt. These topics together convey a particular message that is in keeping with what literature suggests are extremist groups ideological beliefs such as racial nationalism, strong states, and online mobilization.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectwhitenessen_US
dc.subjectsocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectcontent analysisen_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectright-wing extremismen_US
dc.titleTradition and Authoritarianism as a Solution to Social Decay- An Analysis of Canadian Right- Wing Extremism Onlineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2020-04-28
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociology & Social Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Fiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Laura Eramianen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Howard Ramosen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Fiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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