Why We Hate / Edition 1

Why We Hate / Edition 1

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by Jack Levin, Gordana Rabrenovic
     
 

ISBN-10: 159102191X

ISBN-13: 9781591021919

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Prometheus Books

In this in-depth look at the most troubling aspect of human nature, a prominent, nationally recognized criminologist, who is a leader in his field, and a respected sociologist seek to explain why hate exists and offer practical methods for creating a more peaceable society.

Are we born with a propensity to hate, or is it something we learn? Does educating people

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In this in-depth look at the most troubling aspect of human nature, a prominent, nationally recognized criminologist, who is a leader in his field, and a respected sociologist seek to explain why hate exists and offer practical methods for creating a more peaceable society.

Are we born with a propensity to hate, or is it something we learn? Does educating people necessarily reduce hate? Looking at biological, psychological, and cultural factors, Drs. Levin and Rabrenovic investigate the evidence for hate as an inborn trait, as learned behavior, and as a reaction to envy, frustration, or the need for belonging, control, and authority.

The topics include the media’s role in contributing to hate,  anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim sentiments, domestic terrorism, and "organized hate" in the form of white supremacist and civilian militia groups. Finally, in surveying the many trouble spots around the world where hate is manifest, they describe a series of inspiring situations that show surprising cooperation between ethnic groups who have transcended hate, and the authors explain how they achieved it.

Both enlightening and insightful, this momentous and timely work offers hope that civilized human beings can come to grips with an age-old problem.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591021919
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1In the aftermath of 9/1111
Ch. 2Hate as violence25
Ch. 3Hate as fear39
Ch. 4Hate as revenge53
Ch. 5Hate and human nature63
Ch. 6The political uses of hate75
Ch. 7Hate and culture wars97
Ch. 8Hate in popular culture113
Ch. 9When the economy goes south, hate travels north127
Ch. 10Manfacturing hate137
Ch. 11Ordinary people; extraordinary courage157
Ch. 12Cooperation and community action171
Ch. 13Women as peacemakers187
Ch. 14Societies that resist hate and violence195
Ch. 15Ending hate and violence205
EpilogueThe modern madness of hate213
AppFlag-waving and attitudes toward Arab Americans221

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