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Identity-Driven Violence: Reclaiming Civil Society
Journal of Hate Studies (2004)
  • Vernon D Johnson
  • Kenneth R. Hoover, Western Washington University
The increase in identity-based violence both domestically and internationally is focusing attention on the need for proactive approaches to reconciliation.  The rise of militia movements, and the associated phenomenon of malicious racial harassment in the Pacific Northwest, demonstrates the dangers arising from identity-driven violence. The broad scale success of an anti-affirmative action initiative illustrates the wider significance of discriminatory attitudes.  This article addresses those dangers by illustrating the convergence of two kinds of theories about identity-based violence.
  • Identity-based violence,
  • Racial harassment in the Pacific Northwest
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The Journal of Hate Studies, published by Gonzaga University’s Institute for Hate Studies.
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Vernon D Johnson and Kenneth R. Hoover. "Identity-Driven Violence: Reclaiming Civil Society" Journal of Hate Studies Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2004) p. 83 - 94
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