Hate Crime: The Global Politics of Polarization


These previously unpublished essays explore the international phenomenon of hate crimes, examining the socio-psychological dynamics of these crimes and the settings in which they occur, the relationships between offenders and their victims, the emotional states of the participants, and the legal and law enforcement responses to these crimes.

The essays address religious, racial, ethnic, and sexual crimes in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The essayists provide historical reviews of the problems and the ways local authorities understand and cope with the dilemmas as well as prognoses about the persistence of hate crime and the measures that can be taken to control and contain it.

"Introduction", Robert J. Kelly and Jess Maghan

"Black Rage, Murder, Racism, and Madness: The Metamorphosis of Colin Ferguson", Robert J. Kelly

"The Neo-Nazis and Skinheads of Germany: Purveyors of Hate", Robert Harnishmacher and Robert J. Kelly

"The Ku Klux Klan: RecurringHate in America", Robert J. Kelly

"The Homeless Palestinians in Israel and the Arab World", Ghada Talhami

"Hate Crimes in India: A Historical Perspective", Asad ur Rahman

"Social Cleansing in Colombia: The War on Street Children", Suzanne Wilson and Julia Greider-Durango

"The Emergence and Implications of American Hate Crime Jurisprudence", James B. Jacobs

"Spectacular Punishment and the Orchestration of Hate: The Pillory and Popular Morality in Eighteenth-Century England", Antony E. Simpson

"Epilogue", Robert J. Kelly and Jess Maghan

"An Annotated Bibliography of Hate Crime Literature", Jess Maghan

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jess Maghan
  • Robert J. Kelly
  • Robert Harnishmacher
  • Ghada Talhami
  • Asad Ur Rahman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Carbondale, IL
Publication year:
  • 1998


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