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The Hate Handbook : Oppressors, Victims, and Fighters

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In clear, conversational, and shockingly frank prose, Martin Oppenheimer explores the causes of hatred and bigotry.The Hate Handbook is a unique and brilliant effort by a well-known sociologist of social movements to communicate to all who are interested why it is that people hate and kill one another and, despite massive tragedy, why it is that they continue to do so today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 272.16g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739110543
  • 9780739110546

About Martin Oppenheimer

Martin Oppenheimer is author ofThe State in Modern Society and The Urban Guerrillashow more

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Hate crimes are among our most difficult public policy issues. While all of us agree that violence motivated by group hatred should be condemned, few us have suggestions on how it should be addressed. Martin Oppenheimer has written a serious book. As important as its sobering substance, however, is the foundation it offers for developing effective remedies. -- Frank H. Wu, Dean, Wayne State University Law School The greatness of the book is its combination of sophistication and accessibility, a formula which will be conducive to widespread course adoptions...SOCIOLOGICALLY, Oppenheimer provides well-grounded accounts of social stratification, of the modern state, of discrimination, and of intersection of race and class and gender and sex...Perhaps the most important promise of this book is that such people can be CALLED BACK to their humanity and decency, helped to understand that they are not attitudinally consolidated as "haters," as fearful people, as racists. They can be educated to understand how much they are actually like "the others," and how deep their commitments to democracy and freedom actually run. Creating the possibility of that recognition, that realization, is Marin Oppenheimer's great accomplishment here. -- Howard Winant, director, Center for New Racial Studies, University of California Santa Barbara; author, The World Is A Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War IIshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Hate and the Struggle for Resources Chapter 2 Denying Abuse: Tricks of the Trade Chapter 3 And the Oppressed Get Screwed: Observations on the Relationship of Politics and Sex Chapter 4 Dealing With Minorities: From Genocide to Integration Chapter 5 Yes, Virginia, There Are Conspiracies and Sometimes They're Out to Get You Chapter 6 Terror(ism) and Hatred: "Why Do They Hate Us?" Chapter 7 Fighting Back: Dealing With Being One-Downshow more

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