Violence of Hate Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Other Forms of Bigotry

ISBN-10: 0205710840
ISBN-13: 9780205710843
Edition: 3rd 2011
Authors: Jack Levin, Jim Nolan
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Book details

List price: $64.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict and teaches courses in the sociology of violence and hate. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, most recently Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers-Up Close and Personal and The Violence of Hate. Levin has also published more than 100 articles in professional journals and books and more than 150 columns in major newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Sunday London Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2009, he received a major award from the American Sociological Association for his contributions to the public understanding of sociology. Also in 2009, he received the Apple Award from the New England Sociological Association for his contributions to teaching. Levin has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the National Organization of Hostage Negotiators, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Preface
Perspectives on Hate and Violence
Hate, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Transforming the Terms
Prejudice Versus Discrimination
The Role of the Individual
Hate as a Justification for Violence
Social Construction of Differences
When Stereotypes Turn Nasty
Is Hate on the Decline?
Underestimating Bigotry
The Difference Between Small and Insignificant
Hate Crimes Are Vastly Under-Reported
It Takes Only a Few Bad Apples
Threatening Situations Can Inspire Hate
A Continuing Racial Gap
The Obama Factor
Is the Significance of Hate on the Decline?
The Environmental View
The Hereditary View
The Situationist View of Hate and Violence
Conclusion
Hate Crimes
Motive Matters
The Hate Crime Statistics Act
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program
NIBRS Hate Crime Data
Why Now?
Pros and Cons of Hate Crime Laws
Hate Crime Laws Today
Federal Civil Rights Statutes
New Federal Legislation (2009)
State Hate Crime Statutes
Hate Crime Laws and the U.S. Constitution
Policing Hate Crimes
Seeing Hate Crimes
Intension and Extension of the Term "Hate Crime"
Classification of Hate Crime Incidents
Why is this Distinction Important?
Hate Crimes in Europe
The Roma in Europe
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Violence
Conclusion
A Typology of Hate
Hatemongers
The Role of Organized Hate
Hate from a Distance
Biblical Bigotry
The Militia Movement and White Supremacy
Expanding the Influence of Organized Hate
Dabblers
Getting a Thrill
Being Defensive
Getting Even
Sympathizers
Behind Closed Doors
An Eliminationist Anti-Semitism
Cultural Hate
Culture Transcends Generations
Spectators
The Failure to Act
Middleman Minorities
Middleman Minorities in the United States
The American Version of Spectatorship
Conclusion
The Benefits of Bigotry
Protest by Proxy
Psychological Advantages
Enhancing and Protecting Self-Esteem
Reducing Uncertainty
Economic and Status Advantages
Getting the Dirty Work Done
Eliminating Opponents
Maintaining Political Power
Conclusion
The Production of Rebels, Deviants, and Other Decent People
The Power of the Situation
When Normal People Do Abnormally Nasty Things
Fighting Spectatorship
Intergroup Contact
The Impact of Competition
Reducing Hostility Between Groups
Structuring Opportunities for Cooperation
Follow the Leader
Obeying Orders
The Role of Leadership
The Impact of Deviance
When Rebels Rebel
The Importance of Empathy Across Groups
Human Agency: The Ability to Create "Good" Situations
The Agentic Perspective
Collective Efficacy in Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Agency and Collective Efficacy
Conclusion
Anti-Hate Websites
Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
References
Index

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