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Macquarie University

1. Henry, Simon. Charting the path of radicalisation in the Australian survivalist sub-culture.

Degree: 2016, Macquarie University

Empirical thesis.

Bibliography: pages 237-246.

Chapter 1. Introduction  – Chapter 2. Literature review  – Chapter 3. Research methodology  – Chapter 4. Data collection and analysis  – Chapter 5. Results and discussion  – Chapter 6. Conclusions, implications and recommendations  – Bibliography.

The focus of this study was to address the significant gap that exists in the knowledge of the contemporary Australian survivalist sub-culture. The specific problem addressed by this thesis was that of, [1] establishing an empirical understanding of the behavioural and ideological development path of individuals within the Australian survivalist sub-culture, and [2] examining the potential Australian survivalist development path in the context of current scholarly theories concerning individual and group radicalisation processes. This thesis employed an unobtrusive research method, in a summative approach to conducting a qualitative content analysis of the publicly posted material displayed at Australia’s largest survivalist-specific Internet discussion forum, at aussurvivalist.com. The qualitative content analysis was a retrospective longitudinal study undertaken to identify common Australian survivalist behaviours and beliefs, relevant to various stages of Australian survivalist development, reflected in thirteen years of forum text data, created by 125 Australian survivalist sample participants.

This thesis makes an original contribution to knowledge by presenting the findings of the first empirical research to be conducted on the Australian survivalist sub-culture. This thesis identifies the range of behaviors and beliefs specific to three different categories of Australian survivalists within the sub-culture and a common twelve-stage Australian survivalist behavioural and ideological development path. This thesis supports the assertion that the Australian survivalist development path is a sub-culturally relative radicalisation process, which includes identified radicalisation themes that are also reiterated among numerous established radicalisation pathway models. Unlike those established pathway models, the Australian survivalist radicalisation process lacks an end stage that includes the perpetration of violent acts. This thesis supports the further assertion that the Australian survivalist development path is a potential progression pathway example that contributes to debates concerning the validity and significance of non-violent radicalisation processes and theorised barrier influences against violent extremist development.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Macquarie University. Department of Security Studies and Criminology.

Subjects/Keywords: Survivalism  – Australia; Radicalization  – Australia; survivalist; survivalism; Prepper; radicalisation; non-violent radicalisation; Australian survivalist; militant survivalist

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APA (6th Edition):

Henry, S. (2016). Charting the path of radicalisation in the Australian survivalist sub-culture. (Doctoral Dissertation). Macquarie University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1261616

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Henry, Simon. “Charting the path of radicalisation in the Australian survivalist sub-culture.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Macquarie University. Accessed January 20, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1261616.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Henry, Simon. “Charting the path of radicalisation in the Australian survivalist sub-culture.” 2016. Web. 20 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Henry S. Charting the path of radicalisation in the Australian survivalist sub-culture. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Macquarie University; 2016. [cited 2021 Jan 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1261616.

Council of Science Editors:

Henry S. Charting the path of radicalisation in the Australian survivalist sub-culture. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Macquarie University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1261616


University of Texas – Austin

2. East, Andrew Joseph. Mutually assured construction : resurrecting the West Texas missile silos.

Degree: MA, Journalism, 2016, University of Texas – Austin

A group of enthusiasts near Abilene, Texas are turning decommissioned, Cold War-era nuclear missile silos into homes, doomsday shelters, historical monuments and businesses, offering a unique glimpse into the blue-collar, do-it-yourself psyche of a region of Texas forged during the Cold War. Advisors/Committee Members: Dahlby, Tracy (advisor), Brenner, Robert (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Atlas F; Cold War; Abilene; Fallout; Nuclear; ICBM; Texas; Shelter; Prepper; Doomsday; West Texas; Silo; Missile; Nuclear missile

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East, A. J. (2016). Mutually assured construction : resurrecting the West Texas missile silos. (Masters Thesis). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/43762

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

East, Andrew Joseph. “Mutually assured construction : resurrecting the West Texas missile silos.” 2016. Masters Thesis, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed January 20, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/43762.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

East, Andrew Joseph. “Mutually assured construction : resurrecting the West Texas missile silos.” 2016. Web. 20 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

East AJ. Mutually assured construction : resurrecting the West Texas missile silos. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2016. [cited 2021 Jan 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/43762.

Council of Science Editors:

East AJ. Mutually assured construction : resurrecting the West Texas missile silos. [Masters Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/43762


Kent State University

3. Vachon, Lauren Marie. Glow: A Novel.

Degree: MFA, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of English, 2013, Kent State University

The novel Glow is a book about society, ownership, greed and corruption. The main character, Bo, lives in a world in which corporations and banks, and our own government, have unleashed nanobots that are supposed to track what people own. The nanobots are supposed to know whether a person bought something – i.e., a house or a car – on credit, or with a loan, or whether the person owns the thing outright. But the nanobots went haywire, and now they're causing everything we don't own – all the stuff we buy on credit – to glow. The glowing illuminates the night sky, and serves as a surreal backdrop against which the story unfolds.Bo is a woman who has grown up on her grandfather's (and then her father's) farm. Her father has died, leaving her the last 10 unsold acres. She's a gardener and a keeper of chickens. She cans and preserves food for the winter. She mends fences, and then, because she is alone and sometimes afraid, she walks the perimeter of her property at night with a loaded gun, patrolling – for what? She isn't sure. When the glowing happens, though, Bo becomes sure all her off-the-grid living and doomsday prepping will finally pay off. She redoubles her efforts and enlists friends and relatives to help her get ready for the collapse of society – something she's sure will happen because of the nanobots. Bo especially wants to convince her friend Amelia – for whom Bo has strong romantic feelings – to ride out the economic and societal collapse with her, on the farm. Bo doesn't realize, though, that society is about to uncouple itself from the toxic debt-controlled economy. Society – with the help of credit-happy Amelia and others like her – is about to re-invent itself. The banks, the corporations, the nanos – these all will become irrelevant as ordinary people finally join together to create a new currency, a new way of doing business and living in America. This new world will be free from the corruption and greed of the old. Advisors/Committee Members: Barzak, Christopher (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Language Arts; Literature; Modern Literature; novel; glow; glowing; LGBT; queer; gay; banks; society; ownership; corruption; capitalism; new society; dystopia; dystopian; doomsday prepper; farm; farming; nanos; nanobots; barter; bartering; SCUM Manifesto; home

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Vachon, L. M. (2013). Glow: A Novel. (Masters Thesis). Kent State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1374695902

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Vachon, Lauren Marie. “Glow: A Novel.” 2013. Masters Thesis, Kent State University. Accessed January 20, 2021. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1374695902.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Vachon, Lauren Marie. “Glow: A Novel.” 2013. Web. 20 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Vachon LM. Glow: A Novel. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Kent State University; 2013. [cited 2021 Jan 20]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1374695902.

Council of Science Editors:

Vachon LM. Glow: A Novel. [Masters Thesis]. Kent State University; 2013. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1374695902

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