Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, United States
Colorado State University where Jeffrey Kaplan received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree.
160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155, United States
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where Jeffrey Kaplan received a Master of Arts degree.
5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
The University of Chicago where Jeffrey Kaplan received a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
(This work focuses on the milieu of three religiously base...)
This work focuses on the milieu of three religiously based apocalyptic movements, their radical doctrine and rejection of mainstream American culture. The movements discussed are: the Christian Identity; Odinism and the related Asatru Movement; and B'nai Noah.
(Today's rapidly growing Euro-American racist subculture i...)
Today's rapidly growing Euro-American racist subculture is markedly different than past trans-Atlantic interactions. While nationalistic ideologies such as Nazism and fascism were traditionally imported from Europe to the United States, recent trends indicate that extreme right-wing ideas now also flow from America to Europe. Experts in sociology, political science, and history examine a wide range of international linkages that gave rise to an increasingly cohesive transnational and Euro-American brotherhood of the radical right. Among the topics discussed are the Internet, conspiracy theories, white power rock 'n' roll, and the skinhead movement.
(The United States and Western Europe are experiencing a n...)
The United States and Western Europe are experiencing a new and important cultural and political development: the appearance of a right-wing extremist movement that crosses the Atlantic Ocean and transcends national boundaries with as much ease as do e-mail messages on the Internet. In this book, Jeffrey Kaplan and Leonard Weinberg argue that there now exists a set of conditions common to the United States and Western Europe that draws right-wing radicals on both sides of the Atlantic closer together. These conditions, based on demographic pressures, social dislocation, economic changes, and technological advances, have set the stage for the formation of a new Euro-American radical right movement whose motives and characteristics differ from the right-wing groups of the early twentieth century.
(White power groups are universally vilified and feared. B...)
White power groups are universally vilified and feared. But to better understand the threat they pose, scholars and activists must try to better understand their disturbing ideas and practices. In this controversial volume, Jeffrey Kaplan brings to light the workings of white supremacy movements in the United States and Europe in the years since World War II. The first half of the Encyclopedia is made up of over 100 entries―many of them essay-length―describing the people, groups and themes that make up the radical racist right. Some of the entries are written by movement activists themselves, providing useful insider accounts. The second half contains original resources circulated within the movement, each prefaced and placed in scholarly context by the editor. These documents, although offending, are invaluable to researchers and often available nowhere else. Cross-references and an index make the information easily accessible. For scholars of race, religion, politics or social movements, the Encyclopedia of White Power is an essential resource.
(The book Millennial Violence: Past, Present and Future en...)
The book Millennial Violence: Past, Present and Future encompasses an array of material exploring the millennium phenomenon and the violent excitement it provokes.
(The central focus of this book is a small but vitally imp...)
The central focus of this book is a small but vitally important group of movements that constitute a distinct 'fifth wave' of modern terrorism, here called the "New Tribalism". Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism examines a collection of terrorist or insurgent movements whose similarity in tactics, strategic vision and desire to radically reshape their worlds to conform with a ‘Golden Age’ dream of perfection which is to be achieved through a genocidal or ethnic cleansing process to make way for the emergence of a new, radically perfected tribal utopia in a single generation. These shared strategic and tactical factors allow them to be examined through a comparative lens as a distinct ‘fifth wave’ of modern terrorism.
(The book Radical Religion and Violence: Theory and Case S...)
The book Radical Religion and Violence: Theory and Case Studies features many of his seminal contributions to the field alongside several new pieces that place his work within the context of the latest research developments. Combining discussion of the methodological issues alongside a broad array of case studies, this will be essential reading for all students and scholars of extremism, religion and politics and terrorism.
Jeffrey Kaplan received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Colorado State University in 1975 and a Master of Arts degree in linguistics in 1981. He also received a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in 1989. In 1993 he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago with a thesis titled Revolutionary Millenarianism in the Modern World: From Christian Identity to Gush Emunim.
Jeffrey Kaplan is an Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and is the Director of the university's Institute for the Study of Religion, Violence, and Memory. Before joining the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, he worked as a teacher in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Israel. He was also an instructor at New England Conservatory of Music from 1988 till 1989, at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in summer 1989, and at the University of Chicago in 1991 and from 1992 till 1993. Then he became an assistant professor of social sciences at Ilisagvik College. Kaplan also occupied the Bicentennial Fulbright Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland from 1998–1999.
Kaplan sits on the Editorial Boards of the journals Terrorism and Political Violence, Nova Religio and The Pomegranate. He is the author or editor of eleven books on religious violence and millenarian terrorism. His publications include: The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature; Millennial Violence: Past, Present and Future (2002), The Cultic Milieu (2002), Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right (2000), Beyond The Mainstream: The Emergence Of Religious Pluralism In Finland, Estonia and Russia (2000), The Emergence of an Euro-American Radical Right (Co-authored with Leonard Weinberg) (1998), and Radical Religion in America: Millenarian Movements from the Far Right to the Children of Noah (1997).
In addition, he has authored numerous articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews which have appeared in a multi-disciplinary range of academic journals. His most recent publications are The Fifth Wave: The New Tribalism?, Terrorism and Political Violence (2007), Islamophobia in America?: September 11 and Islamophobic Hate Crime, Terrorism and Political Violence 18:1 (2006), and New Religious Movements and Globalization.
(The United States and Western Europe are experiencing a n...)1998
(The book Radical Religion and Violence: Theory and Case S...)2015
(The central focus of this book is a small but vitally imp...)2010
(The book Millennial Violence: Past, Present and Future en...)2002
(This work focuses on the milieu of three religiously base...)1997
(Today's rapidly growing Euro-American racist subculture i...)1998
(White power groups are universally vilified and feared. B...)2000
Jeffrey Kaplan is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Communal Societies Association, Religious Research Association, and Phi Alpha Theta.
Jeffrey Kaplan married Eva M. on July 17, 1986.