By Jonathan Markovitz

Racial Spectacles: Explorations in Media, Race, and Justice examines the an important position the media has performed in circulating and shaping nationwide dialogues approximately race through representations of crime and racialized violence. Jonathan Markovitz argues that mass media "racial spectacles" usually paintings to shore up racist stereotypes, yet that in addition they supply possibilities to problem popular conceptions of race, and will be seized upon as automobiles for social protest. This booklet explores a chain of mass media spectacles revolving round the information, prime-time tv, Hollywood cinema, and the web that experience both relied upon, reconfigured, or helped to build collective stories of race, crime, and (in)justice. The case experiences explored contain the Scottsboro interracial rape case of the Nineteen Thirties, the Kobe Bryant rape case, the l. a. Police Department’s "Rampart scandal," the Abu Ghraib photos, and a chain of racist incidents on the college of California.

This ebook will end up to be very important not just for classes on race and media, but in addition for any reader attracted to problems with the media's position in social justice.

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By Ellen W Gorsevski

This extraordinary publication asserts that nonviolent rhetoric, mostly neglected previously, helps clash transformation whilst utilized to modern political conversation. Ellen W. Gorsevski explores the pragmatic nonviolence of Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov, the visible rhetoric of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and an anti-racist crusade in Billings, Montana. In so doing, she establishes a origin for theorizing how conflicts could be understood, avoided, controlled, or decreased via utilising peace-minded rhetorical skill. peaceable Persuasion highlights the good probabilities, in addition to deep duties, of rhetorical offerings made at the geopolitical scene and uncovers the transformative strength of spotting the social, cultural, and political price of nonviolence in fostering democracy.

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By Lorine A. Hughes

Hughes analyzes the incidence and backbone of dispute-related incidents regarding black and white adolescence highway gangs in Chicago. Quantitative research consists of assessing situational variables instructed via the literature as appropriate to the incidence of violence. whilst attainable, interplay sequences are also tested. Qualitative research emphasizes issues on the topic of the stipulations lower than which disputes tend to emerge and both boost into violence or be "squashed." the result's a conceptual scheme that's necessary for knowing how components and strategies working on the micro-social point give a contribution to the incidence of disputes and effect the choice to have interaction in violence or to go into reverse.

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Tracing sexual violence in Europe's 20th century from the Armenian genocide to Auschwitz and Algeria to Bosnia, this pathbreaking quantity expands army historical past to incorporate the area of sexuality. analyzing either tales of consensual romance and of intimate brutality, it additionally contributes major new insights to the historical past of sexuality.

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By France Winddance Twine

A nuanced knowing of nation violence and gender (in)equalities needs to examine the numerous and contradictory studies of armed civilian girls, woman infantrymen, and competitors of gun ownership. How is ‘feminism’ and ‘femininity’ negotiated within the early twenty first century by means of civilian and army ladies in a kingdom that fetishizes weapons? This ebook addresses this social challenge by way of delivering a comparative research of the actual dilemmas that gender inequality, classification inequality, race/racism and U.S. nationalism generate for girls of numerous backgrounds who're suffering to stability traditional gender roles, femininity and gendered violence within the United States.

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By Tali Hatuka

Violent acts during the last fifteen years have profoundly altered civil rituals, cultural identification, and the that means of position in Tel Aviv. 3 occasions specifically have make clear the worldwide rule of city house within the fight for territory, assets, and gear: the assassination of top Minister Rabin in 1995 within the urban council sq.; the suicidal bombing on the Dolphinarium Discothèque alongside the coastline in 2001; and bombings within the Neve Shaanan local in 2003.

Tali Hatuka makes use of an interdisciplinary framework of city idea and sociopolitical idea to make clear the discourse concerning violent occasions to incorporate an research of the actual house the place those occasions occur. She exposes the complicated relationships between neighborhood teams, the country, and the town, difficult the nationwide discourse by means of providing a clean interpretation of contesting forces and their impression at the city environment.

Perhaps the main priceless contribution of this publication is its severe review of the present Israeli truth, that is plagued by violent occasions that constantly regulate the standard lifetime of its electorate. even if those occasions were extensively publicized by means of the media, there's scant literature concentrating on their impression at the city areas the place humans reside and meet. additionally, Hatuka exhibits how sociopolitical occasions turn into an important defining moments in modern lived adventure, permitting us to ascertain common questions on the way in which democracy, ideology, and reminiscence are manifested within the city.

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World-renowned psychiatrist Dr.Aaron T. Beck, largely hailed because the father of cognitive treatment, offers a progressive and eye-opening examine damaging behavoir in Prisoners of Hate.  He utilized his proven ideas at the relationships bewteen pondering techniques and the emotional and behavoiral  expressions to the darkish aspect of humanity.  In interesting aspect, he demonstrates that easy parts of damaging behavoir-domestic abuse, bigotry, genocide, and war-share universal styles with daily frustrations in our lives.  A ebook that might greatly regulate our considering on violence in all its kinds, Prisoners of Hate, offers an excellent framework for remedying those an important problems.

 

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By Christina B. Hanhardt

Winner, 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies

Since the Seventies, a key aim of lesbian and homosexual activists has been security opposed to road violence, specially in homosexual neighborhoods. in the course of the similar time, policymakers and personal builders declared the containment of city violence to be a most sensible precedence. during this very important e-book, Christina B. Hanhardt examines how LGBT demands "safe house" were formed by way of broader public security projects that experience sought suggestions in policing and privatization and feature had devastating results alongside race and sophistication lines.

Drawing on vast archival and ethnographic learn in long island urban and San Francisco, Hanhardt lines the entwined histories of LGBT activism, city improvement, and U.S. coverage on the subject of poverty and crime during the last fifty years. She highlights the formation of a mainstream LGBT stream, in addition to the very diverse trajectories by means of radical LGBT and queer grassroots companies. putting LGBT activism within the context of moving liberal and neoliberal regulations, Safe area is a groundbreaking exploration of the contradictory legacies of the LGBT fight for safeguard within the city.

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By Neil Chakraborti

Hate crime is a very pernicious type of legal behaviour that has major affects upon sufferers, their households and wider groups. during this considerably revised and up-to-date variation the e-book examines the character, volume and harms of hate crime, and the effectiveness of legal justice responses to it. It covers racist, religiously inspired, homophobic, disablist and transphobic hate crime, in addition to different kinds of detailed victimisation equivalent to gendered hostility, elder abuse, assaults upon substitute subcultures and violence opposed to intercourse staff and the homeless. The booklet additionally assesses the complexities and controversies surrounding hate crime laws and policy-making, in addition to the continued demanding situations linked to the policing of hate.

 

The moment version beneficial properties multiplied discussions of foreign views and modern themes equivalent to on-line hate and cyberbullying, in addition to various case reports overlaying concerns comparable to lone wolf extremists, Islamophobia, asylum seekers and the a ways correct. The booklet encompasses a variety of hyperlinks to on-line fabric that accompany the huge lists of extra interpreting in every one chapter. 

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By Robert A. Karl

Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s try to movement past the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century clash and exhibits how that attempt molded notions of belonging and understandings of the prior. Robert A. Karl reconstructs encounters among executive officers, rural peoples, provincial elites, and concrete intellectuals in the course of an important conjuncture that observed reformist optimism remodel into alienation. as well as providing a sweeping reinterpretation of Colombian history—including the main distinct account of the origins of the FARC insurgency in any language—Karl offers a Colombian vantage on international techniques of democratic transition, improvement, and reminiscence formation within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. large in scope, Forgotten Peace demanding situations modern theories of violence in Latin America.

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