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The Violence of Hate: Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Other Forms of Bigotry, 2/E
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.
As with every new edition, Levin updates this text to reflect current research and changes in the world. Examples include: an examination of the treatment of American Muslims in the aftermath of September 11th, 2001 and discussion on the "new anti-Semitism," in which Jews around the world are held responsible for Israeli government policies.
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?
2 A Typology of Hate
Crimes of Hate
3 The Benefits of Bigotry
Protest by Proxy
Economic and Status Advantages
4 The Production of Rebels, Deviants, and Other Decent People
The Power of the Situation
Follow the Leader
The Impact of Deviance
Appendix A—Anti-Hate Websites
Appendix B—Remarks on SB390, Hate Crimes Legislation by Hon. Dan E. Ponder, Jr., Georgia State House of Representatives