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A dialectical approach to online propaganda: Australia’s united patriots front, right-wing politics, and Islamic State

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This paper examines how the United Patriots Front, an Australian far-right organization, has communicated its ideology with reference to right-wing politics in Australia, Western Europe, and the U.S., and through allusions to Islamic State. The investigation uses critical discourse and documentary analysis and a framework derived from the theory of Pierre Bourdieu to analyze textual and audiovisual postings on UPF Facebook pages, YouTube channels, and Twitter accounts. Relevant to the discussion are Bourdieu’s interdependent theories on “doxa”, as a condition in which socially-constructed phenomena appear self-evident, and “habitus” and “field”, which explain how structures and agents, through their reflexive behaviour, become dialectically situated.

History

Journal

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

Volume

42

Pagination

43-69

Location

Swansea Univ, Swansea, WALES

ISSN

1057-610X

eISSN

1521-0731

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Taylor & Francis

Issue

1-2

Publisher

TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC