Description - Racial, Ethnic, and Homophobic Violence by Michel Prum
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.
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Author Biography - Michel Prum
Dr Marie-Claude Barbier is Senior Lecturer and head of department at the Ecole Normale Suprieure of Cachan. Her research has been focusing on South Africa and Canada. Dr Bndicte Deschamps is Senior Lecturer at Paris 7 University. She has been working on Italian-Americans and she is the author of L'Immigration aux Etats-Unis de 1607 nos jours (with Dominique Daniel - Paris, Ellipses, 1998). Professor Michel Prum (Paris 7 University) founded the Groupe de Recherche sur l'Eugnisme et le Racisme (GRER - Research Group on Eugenics and Racism) in 1998 and he has edited so far six books on racism in the English-speaking area. He is also, with Patrick Tort, the co-editor of the French translation of Darwin's complete works.