Hate Crimes: Confronting Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men

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SAGE, 1992 - Psychology - 310 pages
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This powerful book portrays the trauma of anti-gay violence and will stimulate thought, research and action on the problem.

Developed from a special issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, it presents an overview of the problem, discusses the context of anti-gay violence, focuses on both victims and perpetrators and concludes with coverage of a variety of community responses across the nation. Topics covered include the social psychology of bigotry, treatment and service interventions and mental health consequences. Each section opens with a survivor's actual story - first person accounts - to give the reader insight into the reality of this serious social problem.

 

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Contents

Eight Bullets
11
AntiGay Violence and Victimization in the United
19
Variations in Victimization
25
Trends in Violence and Discrimination Against
46
AntiLesbian Assault
65
Conclusion
72
SURVIVORS STORY
83
The Ecology of AntiGay Violence
105
Strategies for Change
165
A Social Identity Analysis of Violence
179
The GayBashers
191
SURVIVORS STORY
201
Violence and Victimization of Lesbians
207
Suggestions for Mental Health Practitioners
217
Treatment and Service Interventions for Lesbian
227
The Community Response to Violence
241

Final Thoughts on Research
111
The Situations of AntiGay Violence
118
Crimes
123
Attributes of HateMotivated Crimes
131
Risk Factors
137
SURVIVORS STORY
144
Cultural and Psychological Heterosexism
150
The Psychological Functions of AntiGay Violence
158
Resources
265
Planning the Survey
272
Data Analysis
278
Primary and Secondary Victimization in AntiGay
289
Policy Recommendations
296
About the Editors
306
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About the author (1992)

Herek is Associate Research Psychologist at the University of California at Davis.

Berrill is Director of the Anti-Violence and Campus Projects of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute.

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