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ISBN-10 0205804950ISBN-13 9780205804955
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-71084-0ISBN-13 978-0-205-71084-3
Author(s): Jack Levin; Jim Nolan
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 224
Description

This text explores two forms of hate and prejudice — racism in contemporary American society and the historical occurrence of anti-Semitism — under a single conceptual framework.

Jack Levin, is a well-known scholar, author, and lecturer on the subject of hate crimes. In this book he shows how support for both racism and anti-Semitism can be conceptualized as occurring among four groups: hatemongers, dabblers, sympathizers, and spectators. Levin argues that hate and prejudice continue at a very dangerous level in our society, and that hate typically emanates not from the ranting and raving of a few people at the margins of society, but from ordinary people in the mainstream.

Jim Nolan , new to this edition, is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, and a former FBI agent, specializing in hate crimes and prejudice. 

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