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Charalambos Demetriou

Associate professor

Photo of Chares Demetriou by Jessica Björck

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

Author

  • Eitan Y. Alimi
  • Chares Demetriou

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Sociology

Publishing year

2018-07-04

Language

English

Pages

478-484

Publication/Series

Social Movement Studies

Volume

17

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Keywords

  • Contentious politics
  • Jewish settlers
  • political violence
  • Price Tag
  • social movements

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1474-2837