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The Politics of Hate
Journal of Hate Studies (2012)
  • Robert L Tsai, American University
Abstract

This is a special issue dedicated to the topic of hate and political discourse. Collectively, the peer-reviewed articles in this volume are concerned with the political aspects of hatred, i.e., psychology, motivations, organization, tactics, and ends. The articles approach the problem from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, history, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Among the subjects analyzed: group hatred as a heritable trait; hate as an irrational system of thought; Italian fascism's construction of the Communist other; the rise of the English Defence League and its anti-Islam activities; the persistent myth of blood libel; judicial handling of lynching in the U.S.; the challenges of drafting hate crimes legislation; and combating anti-democratic values such as Aryanism through youth literature.

Keywords
  • hate,
  • politics,
  • equality,
  • race,
  • prejudice,
  • violence,
  • communism,
  • fascism,
  • literature,
  • law,
  • constitution,
  • aryan,
  • lynching
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Robert L Tsai. "The Politics of Hate" Journal of Hate Studies Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_tsai/23/