Racial, Ethnic, and Homophobic Violence: Killing in the Name of Otherness, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Racial, Ethnic, and Homophobic Violence

Killing in the Name of Otherness, 1st Edition

Edited by Michel Prum, Bénédicte Deschamps, Marie-Claude Barbier


168 pages

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With contributions by internationally recognized specialists, this book, a perfect complement to courses in criminology and hate crime, provides a key resource for understanding how racism and homophobia work to produce violence.

Hate-motivated violence is now deemed a ‘serious national problem’ in most Western societies. With contributions by British, Australian, American, Canadian, Irish, Italian and French researchers, this book addresses a wide spectrum of types of violence, including, genocide, urban riots, inter-ethnic fighting and forms of hate crime targeting gay and lesbian people. Contributors to this volume also consider the political groups responsible for outbursts of hatred, their modes of operation and the institutional aspects of hate crime.

Opening up an interdisciplinary perspective on the ways in which certain groups or individuals are transformed into expiatory victims, this compelling book is an essential read for all postgraduate law students and researchers interested in hate crime and society.

Table of Contents

Introduction Bénédicte Deschamps and Michel Prum 1. The Effects of Colonial Policy: Genocide, Racism and Aboriginal People in Australia Christopher Cunneen 2.Taking History to Court: Defamation and Revisionism after the David Irving Trial Lawrence McNamara 3. From Heroic to Comic Death: Representations of African Americans in Harper’s Weekly from the Civil War to the Early 20th Century Claire Parfait 4. Italian Americans and the Racialisation of Ethnic Violence in the United States Stefano Luconi 5. The Role of Violence in the Far Right in Canada Stanley Barrett 6. A 'Bolt-on Extra to the Police's Work?': Racism and Policing in the United Kingdom since the Macpherson Report (1999) Neil Davie 7. Roma Sacer: Constructing the 'Gypsy Other' in British Political and Legal Discourse David Fraser 8.Anti-Traveller Racism in Ireland: Violence and Incitement to Hatred Bryan Fanning 9. Hate speech Made Easy: The Virtual Demonisation of Gays Margaret Moritz 10. Challenging the Offence and Reclaiming the Offensive: The Gay and Lesbian Movement in the United States and Online Homophobic Speech Guillaume Marche 11.The Impact of Interdependence on Racial Hostility: The American Experience Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic

About the Editors

Dr Marie-Claude Barbier is Senior Lecturer and head of department at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan. Dr Bénédicte Deschamps is Senior Lecturer at Paris 7 University. Professor Michel Prum, also at Paris 7 University, founded the Groupe de Recherche sur l'Eugenisme et le Racisme (GRER - Research Group on Eugenics and Racism) in 1998 and he has edited six books on racism in English.

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