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Making sense of ‘Price Tag’ violence : changing contexts, shifting strategies, and expanding targets

Alimi, Eitan Y. and Demetriou, Chares LU (2018) In Social Movement Studies
Abstract

Writings on the fringe Jewish settler grassroots network known as the Hilltop Youth have proliferated in recent years, following the increase in violent activism associated with the network. But knowledge on this violent activism, called Price Tag, has remained conflicting and problematic. Central questions persist: What is the meaning of Price Tag violence? What explains the increase in the rate and salience of Price Tag violence? What are the social-political implications of Price Tag violence? This article argues that Price Tag violence represents a new strategy of contention taking shape in the context of a fundamental reconfiguration of relations within Israel’s institutional and non-institutional radical Right, and that it... (More)

Writings on the fringe Jewish settler grassroots network known as the Hilltop Youth have proliferated in recent years, following the increase in violent activism associated with the network. But knowledge on this violent activism, called Price Tag, has remained conflicting and problematic. Central questions persist: What is the meaning of Price Tag violence? What explains the increase in the rate and salience of Price Tag violence? What are the social-political implications of Price Tag violence? This article argues that Price Tag violence represents a new strategy of contention taking shape in the context of a fundamental reconfiguration of relations within Israel’s institutional and non-institutional radical Right, and that it represents a highly consequential social and political phenomenon with destabilizing and destructive effects nationally and regionally.

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Contentious politics, Jewish settlers, political violence, Price Tag, social movements
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Social Movement Studies
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7 pages
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1474-2837
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10.1080/14742837.2018.1457520
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  author       = {Alimi, Eitan Y. and Demetriou, Chares},
  issn         = {1474-2837},
  keyword      = {Contentious politics,Jewish settlers,political violence,Price Tag,social movements},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  pages        = {7},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Social Movement Studies},
  title        = {Making sense of ‘Price Tag’ violence : changing contexts, shifting strategies, and expanding targets},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2018.1457520},
  year         = {2018},
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