The Violence of Hate: Confronting Racism, Anti-semitism, and Other Forms of Bigotry

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Pearson Allyn and Bacon, 2007 - Social Science - 134 pages
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"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, the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, is a well-known scholar, author, and lecturer on the subject of hate crimes. Jim Nolan, new to this edition, is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, and a former FBI official, specializing in hate crimes and prejudice. In this book Levin and Nolan show how support for both racism and anti-Semitism can be conceptualized as occurring among four groups: hatemongers, dabblers, sympathizers, and spectators. The authors argue 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."--Publisher's website.

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JACK LEVIN, Ph.D. is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology and director of the Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence at Northeastern University, where he teaches courses in prejudice and violence. He has authored or co-authored 24 books and more than 150 articles in professional journals and newspapers, such asThe New York Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. He appears frequently on national television programs, including 48 Hours, 20/20, Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, Rivera Live, Larry King Live, and all network newscasts. Dr. Levin was honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its "Professor of the Year." He has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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