American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime (Google eBook)
American Skinheads is an analysis of organised hate crime violence. Mark Hamm presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against people because of their race, religion, or sexual preference - people who are members of the classic outgroups of American society.
What people are saying - Write a review
To say the least, what was available of the book to read mentioned none of the non-racist elements of skinheadism today, mentioned none of the reactions to racism in the smaller skinhead scene, and frankly ignored any non-racist skinead article after the seventies. Furthermore, Condemned 84 which was mentioned is not a white power band, and american skinheadism started in Washington DC with oi! bands such as Iron cross and Agnostic Front. This book is misinformation, and out of the preview pages given, montions only negative, mistruthful, rants against skinheadism.
on another note, suggesting that all skinheads participated in gay bashing and Queer bashing is ridiculous. I do however believe the fights against the hippies.
If you buy this, I'd recommend learning about Traditionalist/Oi! skinhead culture today.