Violence of Hate: Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and other Forms of Bigotry / Edition 2

Violence of Hate: Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and other Forms of Bigotry / Edition 2

by Jack A. Levin
     
 

This text explores two forms of hate and prejudice — racism in contemporary American society and the historical occurrence of anti-Semitism — under a single conceptual framework.

Jack Levin, is a well-known scholar, author, and lecturer on the subject of hate crimes. In this book he shows how support for both racism and anti-Semitism can be

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Overview

This text explores two forms of hate and prejudice — racism in contemporary American society and the historical occurrence of anti-Semitism — under a single conceptual framework.

Jack Levin, is a well-known scholar, author, and lecturer on the subject of hate crimes. In this book he shows how support for both racism and anti-Semitism can be conceptualized as occurring among four groups: hatemongers, dabblers, sympathizers, and spectators. Levin argues that hate and prejudice continue at a very dangerous level in our society, and that hate typically emanates not from the ranting and raving of a few people at the margins of society, but from ordinary people in the mainstream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205460878
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Perspectives on Hate and Violence

Hate, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Hate as a Justification for Violence

Is Hate on the Decline?

Is the Significance of Hate on the Decline?

Conclusion

2 A Typology of Hate

Crimes of Hate

Hatemongers

Dabblers

Sympathizers

Spectators

Conclusion

3 The Benefits of Bigotry

Protest by Proxy

Psychological Advantages

Economic and Status Advantages

Conclusion

4 The Production of Rebels, Deviants, and Other Decent People

The Power of the Situation

Intergroup Contact

Follow the Leader

The Impact of Deviance

Conclusion

Appendix A—Anti-Hate Websites

Appendix B—Remarks on SB390, Hate Crimes Legislation by Hon. Dan E. Ponder, Jr., Georgia State House of Representatives

References

Index

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