By Jeffrey Kaplan

Jeffrey Kaplan has been the most influential students of latest non secular events, extremism and terrorism. His pioneering use of interpretive fieldwork between radical and violent subcultures spread out new fields of scholarship and significantly elevated our knowing of the ideals and actions of extremists. This assortment positive factors a lot of his seminal contributions to the sector along a number of new items which position his paintings in the context of the newest study advancements. Combining dialogue of the methodological matters along a large array of case stories, it will be crucial studying for all scholars and students of extremism, faith and politics and terrorism.

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205. Brief entry on Geertz, authored by Stephen D. ” In his discussion of my work the sociologist Thomas Robbins used this term to describe the pioneering nature of my work. Thomas Robbins, “Religious Movements and Violence: A Friendly Critique of the Interpretive Approach,” Nova Religio 1, no. 1 (1997). pp. 13–29. , A Phoenix Book, P75 (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1978). This material was primarily historical and covered groups and individuals like the John Birch Society and the 1968 George Wallace campaign for the presidency.

The upside of the Interpretive Approach is the humor that fieldwork, particularly among the radical right, provides. Rescue however, was not funny. 62 David C. Rapoport, “Modern Terror: The Four Waves,” in Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy, ed. Audrey Cronin and J. Ludes (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2004), pp. 46–73. 63 This observation was made in perhaps too gentle of terms by Alex P. Schmid in his review of the article which was published in Alex P. Schmid, The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011), pp.

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