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Interpretative Repertoire of Victimhood

Narrating Experiences of Discrimination and Ethnic Hatred among Polish Migrants in Belfast

Marta Kempny

Based on one year of ethnographic fieldwork, this article discusses the narratives of perceived discrimination and ethnic hatred of Polish migrants in Belfast. Using narrative theory, it examines the construction of identity of Poles as an unprivileged stratum of the Northern Irish society. Migrants' stories are followed by analysis of the contradictions and tensions between what they construct as their realities and 'objective truth'. Subsequently, the article accounts for these tensions by exploring the links between 'cultural repertoires' of Polish migrants and the ways in which their narratives are presented.

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A Case of Insult

Emotion, Law, and Witchcraft Accusations in a Botswana Village Customary Court

Pnina Werbner and Richard Werbner

Legal anthropologists have been latecomers in the debate surrounding law and emotion, a movement responding to the notion that the law is ‘imbued with emotion’. As in the US and Europe, in Botswana cases of public insults are emotionally charged, and this is particularly so in witchcraft insult hearings. Akin to hate crimes, these insults threaten public peace, kinship amity, and decency. Members of a customary court mobilize an elaborate moral lexicon from everyday life in order not simply to ascertain the forensic facts, but to persuade offenders to regain their rational good sense, reach a self-conscious emotional balance, and recover spiritual calmness. The procedure culminates in a dialogue intended to restore public peace and to elicit an apology or show of regret from defendants and forgiveness from insulted plaintiffs.

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Unreasonable rage, disobedient dissent

The social construction of student activists and the limits of student engagement

Jessica Gagnon

issued to take its place ( Roberts 2017 ). For some, the reality of this new post-Referendum and President Trump world is dangerous, even life-threatening. Waves of hate crimes have been reported across the U.S. following the presidential election

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Politics and Power After the 2017 Bundestag Election

Eric Langenbacher

reunification—and by some accounts the lowest since the end of the great postwar Wirtschaftswunder . 4 The crime rate is the lowest for twenty-five years (although certain hate crimes have increased). 5 Even the birth rate is up. 6 As Merkel’s long tenure at

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Bringing into View

Knowledge Fields and Sociolegal Phenomena

Narmala Halstead

)surfaced. Hate crimes increased exponentially. This was a focus not on newcomers, as my ongoing research in London demonstrates, but rather on residents and citizens who could be identified as undesirable foreigners in new spaces utilised by persons ready to

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Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

) Inserting a specific reference to homophobia and transphobia into Germany’s hate crimes statute. Currently, Paragraph 46 of the Criminal Code only defines these offenses as having “racist, xenophobic, or other inhumane ( menschenverachtende )” motivations

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Anastasia Todd

-bodiedness and it is through “compliant, queer disabled bodies” (18) that can flexibly comply that the heterosexual, able-bodied subject can manage crisis. Through their parents’ retelling of a horrific hate crime, it becomes clear that Alina (and Margaret

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Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement

Helga Druxes and Patricia Anne Simpson

historian Ralf Melzer, in an interview with the Federal Justice Minister Heiko Maas, touched on the topic of hate speech and criminality, and recent reforms in the justice system are increasing accountability for hate crimes. In the legal code, Paragraph 46

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Reclaiming the streets

Black urban insurgency and antisocial security in twenty-first-century Philadelphia

Jeff Maskovsky

that the mainstream media would not describe a “teen mob attack” on a bystander as an antiwhite hate crime ( Bandler 2016 ). 3. I conducted two years of full-time ethnographic research focusing on the civic activities of residents in a gentrifying

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

Brexit vote in the UK saw a significant rise in racist and xenophobic attacks in the country, including several racially motivated murders that have been attributed to Brexit, with a reported 42 percent increase in recorded hate crimes in the week before