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Violence of Hate, The: Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Other Forms of Bigotry, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Jack A. Levin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 6, 2010

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Description

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.

 

Jim Nolan , new to this edition, is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, and a former FBI agent, specializing in hate crimes and prejudice. 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1 Perspectives on Hate and Violence

Chapter 2 Hate Crimes

Chapter 3 A Typology of Hate    

Chapter 4 The Benefits of Bigotry 

Chapter 5 The Production of Rebels, Deviants, and Other Decent People   

 


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 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?   


Chapter 2 Hate Crimes   

Motive Matters   

The Hate Crime Statistics Act   

Why Now?   

Pros and Cons of Hate Crime Laws

Hate Crime Laws Today

Policing Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes in Europe      


Chapter 3 A Typology of Hate   

Hatemongers   

Dabblers   

Sympathizers   

Spectators   


Chapter 4 The Benefits of Bigotry   

Protest by Proxy   

Psychological Advantages   

Economic and Status Advantages   


Chapter 5 The Production of Rebels, Deviants, and Other Decent People   

The Power of the Situation   

Intergroup Contact   

Follow the Leader   

The Impact of Deviance

Human Agency: The Ability to Create “Good” Situations