Hate Crimes and Ethnoviolence: The History, Current Affairs, and Future of Discrimination in America by Howard J EhrlichHate Crimes and Ethnoviolence: The History, Current Affairs, and Future of Discrimination in America by Howard J Ehrlich

Hate Crimes and Ethnoviolence: The History, Current Affairs, and Future of Discrimination in America

byHoward J Ehrlich

Paperback | February 10, 2009

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Over the past twenty years, Howard J. Ehrlich conducted the first national surveys of ethnoviolence, helped design the protocol for identifying hate crimes, and has served as the director of The Prejudice Institute. This collection of essays is the result of his unparalleled research in this vital area of study. Ehrlich introduces the ten dimensions of America's social heritage that are necessary for a complete understanding of prejudice and coherently explains the complex differences between ethnoviolence and hate crimes. Through analysis of network television news programs and in-depth interviews with newspaper editors and reporters, Ehrlich explores how our mainstream media maintains racial and ethnic stereotypes. Case studies (the Oklahoma City bombing, Rodney King riots, Columbine High School shootings, and Hurricane Katrina) show how traumatic events are manipulated by political elites and the news media to shape intergroup relations. Ehrlich concludes with a personal and political look at the concentration of power in the United States and the increasing incidence of political ignorance as a tool of oppression.
Howard J. Ehrlich is the director of The Prejudice Institute (formerly the National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence) and the recipient of the Sociological Practice Award from the Society for the Applied Study of Sociology and the SAGES Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Ehrlich conducted the f...
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Title:Hate Crimes and Ethnoviolence: The History, Current Affairs, and Future of Discrimination in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 10, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081334445X

ISBN - 13:9780813344454

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“Sociologist Ehrlich’s latest scholarly endeavor is perhaps the quintessential work currently available on this ‘hot button’ topic. … Ehrlich’s work is indispensable, extremely well written, very thought-provoking, and well organized and researched. A very valuable resource not only for scholars and practitioners, but for students and the general public. Essential.” —Choice “Howard Ehrlich is widely known as a pioneer in the field of hate studies—or as he prefers, ethnoviolence studies. This book, then, represents the culmination of a lifetime of committed scholarship in the area. Hate Crimes and Ethnoviolence takes an historical and fully critical approach to enhance our understanding of the contexts in which prejudices give rise to violence, and especially the role that media and popular culture play. This is a book that promises to find a ready audience among scholars, students, and practitioners.” —Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology