Racial Ethnic and Homophobic Violence

Author: Michel Prum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113664203X
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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.

Hate Crime

Author: Neil Chakraborti
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412945682
Format: PDF
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This engaging and thought-provoking text provides an accessible introduction to the subject of hate crime. In a world where issues of hatred and prejudice are creating complex challenges for society and for governments, this book provides an articulate and insightful overview of how such issues relate to crime and criminal justice. It offers comprehensive coverage, including topics such as: Racist hate crime Religiously motivated hate crime Homophobic crime Gender and violence Disablist hate crime

Blackwashing Homophobia

Author: Melanie Judge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315436353
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As lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities increasingly secure legal recognition across the globe, these formal equality gains are contradicted by the continued presence of violence. Such violence emerges as a political pressure point for contestations of identity and power within wider systems of global and local inequality. Discourses of homophobia-related violence constitute subjectivities that enact violence and that are rendered vulnerable to it, as well as shaping political possibilities to act against violence. Blackwashing Homophobia critiques prevailing discourses through which violence and its queer targets are normatively understood, exploring the knowledge regimes in which multiple forms of othering are both reproduced and/or resisted. This book draws on primary research on lesbian subjectivity and violence in South Africa examining the intersections of sexual, gender, race and class identities, and the contemporary politics of violence in a postcolonial context: • What are the contending ways of knowing queers and the violence they face? • How are the causes, characters, consequence of, and ‘cures’ for, violence constructed through such knowledges and what are their power effects? The book explores these questions and their implications for how violence, as an instrument of power, might be countered. Blackwashing Homophobia is a timely intervention for theorising the discourse of homophobia-related violence and what it reveals and conceals, enables and hinders, in relation to queer identities and political imaginaries in times of violence. The book’s interdisciplinary approach to the topic will appeal to social and political scientists, philosophers and psychology professionals, as well as to advanced psychology undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Maps for Lost Lovers

Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184003307
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Set in a nameless British town that its Pakistani-born immigrants have renamed Dasht-e-Tanhaii, the Desert of Solitude, Maps for Lost Lovers is an exploration of cultural tension and religious bigotry played out in the personal breakdown of a single family. As the book begins, Jugnu and Chanda, whose love is both passionate and illicit, have disappeared from their home. Rumours about their disappearance abound, but five months pass before anything certain is known. Finally, on a snow-covered January morning, Chanda’s brothers are arrested for the murder of their sister and Jugnu. Maps for Lost Lovers traces the year following Jugnu and Chanda’s disappearance. Seen principally through the eyes of Jugnu’s brother Shamas, the cultured, poetic director of the local Community Relations Council and Commission for Racial Equality, and his wife Kaukab, mother of three increasingly estranged children and devout daughter of a Muslim cleric, the event marks the beginning of the unravelling of all that is sacred to them. It fills Shamas’s own house and life with grief and, in exploring the lovers’ disappearance and its aftermath, Nadeem Aslam discloses a legacy of miscomprehension and regret not only for Shamas and Kaukab but for their children and neighbours as well. An intimate portrait of a community searingly damaged by traditions, this is a densely imagined, beautiful and deeply troubling book written in heightened prose saturated with imagery. It casts a deep gaze on themes as timeless as love, nationalism and religion, while meditating on how these forces drive us apart.

De toutes les couleurs

Author: Michel Prum
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2296165893
Format: PDF
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La diversité ethnique n'a jamais été aussi visible. Cette richesse indéniable soulève aussi des problèmes et le modèle multiculturel est aujourd'hui critiqué, voir remis en cause. La France a tout intérêt à mieux connaître la conception des sociétés anglo-saxonne dans ce domaine. Cet ouvrage livre onze contributions à la question ethnique. Tantôt historique, tantôt contemporain, ce volume a pour ambition de jeter des ponts entre les aires culturelles.

The Violence of Hate

Author: Jack Levin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442260498
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Core textbook for the sociology of violence course taught at the sophomore/junior level in 4-year institutions, and supplemental textbook for the social problems course taught at the freshman level in sociology departments at both 4-year and 2-year institutions. The Violence of Hate, Fourth Edition emphasizes the commonalities joining rather than the differences separating those in society who have been victimized by violence because they are different in socially significant ways based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. The authors explore under a single conceptual framework several important, yet perplexing, forms of hate and prejudice including racism in American society and the historical occurrence of anti-Semitism around the globe."

The Origin of Others

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674976452
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What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America’s foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison’s most personal work of nonfiction to date.

Ethnicit et eug nisme

Author: Michel Prum
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 9782296099166
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Les " races " humaines n'existent que pour ceux qui les pensent et les disent. Mais il importe d'aller dénicher, dans le discours et les représentations, ce que l'on met derrière ce terme. On parlera donc ici des races, mais aussi de " la " race (au singulier), celle que l'eugéniste voudrait améliorer ou du moins sauver de la " dégénérescence ". De la colonie française de Saint-Domingue, où naît au XvIlIe siècle le " préjugé de couleur ", au Congo belge ou à l'Afrique du célèbre Livingstone, de l'Irlande des Travellers - cette minorité ethnique de nomades irlandais inconnue en France - à l'Angleterre d'aujourd'hui, où l'imagerie médicale semble vouloir remplacer la phrénologie du XIXe siècle, ce volume fait un voyage, en onze étapes, dans l'espace et dans le temps, pour mieux cerner cette notion, si controversée en France, de " race ".