Broadens the definition of hate crime to include crimes against women, gay men and lesbians and the disabled.
In The Name of Hate is the first book to offer a comprehensive theory of hate crimes, arguing for an expansion of the legal definitions that most states in the U.S. hold. Barbara Perry provides an historical understanding of hate crimes and provocatively argues that hate crimes are not an aberration of current society, but rather a by-product of a society still grappling with inequality, difference, fear, and hate.
Table of Contents
List of Tables ix
Introduction: The Violence of Hatred 1 (6)
Defining and Measuring Hate Crime 7 (24)
Accounting for Hate Crime: Doing Difference 31 (26)
Defending the Color Line: Race, Difference, 57 (24)
and Hate Crime
Doing Gender and Doing Gender 81 (38)
Inappropriately: Violence against Women, Gay
Men, and Lesbians
Beyond Black and White: Minority-on-Minority 119(16)
Hate Groups and Ideologies of Power 135(44)
Permission to Hate: Ethnoviolence and the 179(46)
Conclusion: Doing Difference Differently 225(22)