SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies has published Volume 10 of its annual Journal of Hate Studies, a collection of peer-reviewed articles and book reviews organized around the theme, “Hate and Political Discourse.”
This cross-disciplinary collection covers such wide-ranging topics as the definitions and causes of hate, how hate operates in specific historical and cultural contexts, and efforts to address hate through law enforcement, legislation, literature, and education. The eight articles and two book reviews in the Journal address the individual psychology of group hatred, ideological underpinnings and cultural messages of political hate propaganda, nationalist and religious blood libels, popular hate-based political and social organizing in the 20th-century United States and 21st-century United Kingdom, comparative analysis of national hate crimes legislation, and uses of young adult fiction to educate against hate.
Authors published in this volume include Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellow Marla Stone (Occidental College); experts on British extremist groups Jon Garland and James Treadwell (University of Leicester); and Westboro Baptist Church expert Rebecca Barrett-Fox (Hesston College); Damon Berry (The Ohio State University); Rachel Dean-Ruzicka (Georgia Institute of Technology); Daniel Kato (Kalamazoo College, Michigan); Robert Lanning (Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax Nova Scotia); Willa Michener (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); and Jennifer Schweppe (University of Limerick School of Law, Ireland).
On Sept. 27, the authors gathered at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., for a one-day special symposium on “Hate and Political Discourse” to mark the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Hate Studies. The Journal’s managing editor, Institute for Hate Studies Director John Shuford, co-organized the symposium with Robert L. Tsai, the guest editor for Volume 10 and a noted constitutional law expert at the Washington College of Law.
Mari Matsuda, the widely influential legal scholar at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, delivered the symposium’s keynote address. An article based on Matsuda’s keynote remarks, titled “Is Peacemaking Unpatriotic?: On Violence and Ideology,” will appear in a future volume of the Journal of Hate Studies.
Hardcopies of Journal Volume 10, “Hate and Political Discourse,” are now available for subscription, purchase, and library checkout. Individual articles can be accessed online (registration required).