Iganski, Paul (2009) The Banality of Anti-Jewish "Hate Crime". In: Hate Crime Offenders. Hate Crimes . Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 137-150. ISBN 978-0-275-99577-5Full text not available from this repository.
The problem of incidents against Jews, although acknowledged in the international policy literature, has largely to date escaped the attention of scholars concerned with racist violence and hate crime more generally. Given this lack of attention to the problem this chapter uses police data on anti-Jewish incidents to argue against what has been the accepted wisdom in the policy literature that many incidents are committed by 'extremists' of one political shade or another. In taking the accepted wisdom to task the chapter argues that many anti-Jewish incidents are committed by 'ordinary' people in the context of their 'everyday' lives. It concludes that much anti-Jewish hate crime is an indicator of the banality of antisemitism, in that many offenders are not prompted by a particular ideological conviction or volition, but instead unthinkingly manifest a common-sense antisemitism.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Antisemitism ; banality ; anti-Jewish hate crime|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2012 10:36|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 21:34|
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