Blaming the Victim

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Author: William Ryan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307760359

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The classic work that refutes the lies we tell ourselves about race, poverty and the poorHere are three myths about poverty in America:– Minority children perform poorly in school because they are “culturally deprived.”– African-Americans are handicapped by a family structure that is typically unstable and matriarchal. – Poor people suffer from bad health because of ignorance and lack of interest in proper health care. Blaming the Victim was the first book to identify these truisms as part of the system of denial that even the best-intentioned Americans have constructed around the unpalatable realities of race and class. Originally published in 1970, William Ryan's groundbreaking and exhaustively researched work challenges both liberal and conservative assumptions, serving up a devastating critique of the mindset that causes us to blame the poor for their poverty and the powerless for their powerlessness. More than twenty years later, it is even more meaningful for its diagnosis of the psychic underpinnings of racial and social injustice. From the Paperback edition.

Madness on the Couch

Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis

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Author: Edward Dolnick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684824973

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Details the failure of psychiatry to cure mental illness.

Blaming the Victims

Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question

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Author: Edward W. Said,Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843406

Category: History

Page: 296

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Blaming the Victims demonstrates with cold precision how the consistent denial of truth about the Palestinians by governments and the media in the West has led to the current impasse in Middle East politics. Controversial, forceful and above all honest it attempts to redress a sustained crime against historical truth in order to make a more rational political future in Palestine possible. With a new introduction by Edward Said and Christopher Hitchens and contributions by Norman G. Finkelstein, Peretz Kidron, Noam Chomsky, G.W. Bowerstock, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, Rashid Khalidi, Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Muhammad Hallaj and Elia Zureik.

Blaming the Victim

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Author: Jackson Rateau

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503524493

Category:

Page: 160

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Man's hatred for his brother inspires in his heart the worst evils. But God always protects the innocent. This is how His will is expressed since creation. Blaming the Victim is the result of intriguing research, which brings to light pertinent information to counter a malicious, abominable and baseless accusation. Denouncing the crimes of scoundrels becomes routine for innocent.

The Cult of True Victimhood

From the War on Welfare to the War on Terror

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Author: Alyson Manda Cole

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804754613

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Demonstrates how the campaign against "victim politics" and the "victim mentality" has profoundly altered Americans' understanding of victimhood, and investigates the consequences of this change in politics, law, culture, and the "war against terror."

The Truth about Rape

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Author: Robert N. Golden,Fred L. Peterson,Kathryn Hilgenkamp,Judith Harper,Elizabeth Boskey

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816076421

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 191

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Due to the myths and stigma surrounding it, rape remains a difficult crime to discuss. The Truth About Rape, Second Edition looks beyond common myths to give a factual account essential to understanding, preventing, and coping with rape and sexual assault. This new resource offers expert advice, information, and accounts from real people. Features statistics, charts, and graphs with updated entries on rape kits and evidence collection

Blaming the Victim

How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty

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Author: Jairo Lugo-Ocando

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745334417

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Poverty, it seems, is a constant in today's news, usually the result of famine, exclusion or conflict. In Blaming the Victim, Jairo Lugo-Ocando sets out to deconstruct and reconsider the variety of ways in which the global news media misrepresent and decontextualise the causes and consequences of poverty worldwide. The result is that the fundamental determinant of poverty - inequality - is removed from their accounts. The books asks many biting questions. When - and how - does poverty become newsworthy? How does ideology come into play when determining the ways in which 'poverty' is constructed in newsrooms - and how do the resulting narratives frame the issue? And why do so many journalists and news editors tend to obscure the structural causes of poverty? In analysing the processes of news production and presentation around the world, Lugo-Ocando reveals that the news-makers' agendas are often as problematic as the geopolitics they seek to represent. This groundbreaking study reframes the ways in which we can think and write about the enduring global injustice of poverty.

Victim Assistance

Exploring Individual Practice, Organizational Policy, and Societal Responses

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Author: Thomas L. Underwood, PhD,Christine Edmunds

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197740

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Based on the acclaimed professional certificate program, Advanced Institute on Victim Studies: Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance, this book identifies core content areas essential for practitioners working with crime victims. Recognizing the multidisciplined, multisystem field that encompasses victim assistance, the contributors present a solid foundation of the varying concepts and theories on victims and victims services. The balance of the text addresses the skills and strategies needed to enhance services to victims at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Each chapter concludes with an analysis and application section, including representative scenarios and key questions for review.

Reading the Homeless

The Media's Image of Homeless Culture

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Author: Eungjun Min

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275959500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Examines the various ways--both verbal and visual--in which the media have portrayed the homeless over the last 20 years.

Community and Confluence

Undoing the Clinch of Oppression

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Author: Philip Lichtenberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134895372

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

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Bridging the gap between psychology and politics, Lichtenberg presents a powerful argument for applying the methods and insights of the Gestalt perspective to social and political problems. Focusing on the inner dynamics of power and abuse relationships, this thoughtful treatment of victim/oppressor fusion has stimulated new thinking about abuse, exploitation, and the processes and methods essential to personal and political change.

Trends and Issues in Victimology

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Author: Natti Ronel,K. Jaishankar,Moshe Bensimon

Publisher: K. Jaishankar

ISBN: 1443800694

Category: Law

Page: 338

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This book focuses on varied practical and theoretical issues of the science of victims, Victimology. Featuring a foreword and epilogue by leading victimologists, and fifteen original essays by leading as well as by young international victimologists, Trends and issues in Victimology, illustrates how victimization is currently perceived. This edited collection describes how the victim's right for privacy is deprived for the benefit of the accused and the public interest, and how special needs populations are exposed to revictimization during criminal proceedings. It also delineates specific characteristics of stalking victims, sexual abused victims, and victims in work place. Several recommendations and solutions in order to balance the justice system and improve the victims of crime situation are presented in this book. Practical modifications such as the adoption of the principle of restitution in the penal code as a framework for building evidence of victim legislation and policy, and the incorporation of the victim's therapy and restorative justice proceedings into the criminal justice system, are suggested. Theoretical aspects discuss the rhetoric of victimization and the social construction of victimization and empirical aspects of the focus on the impact of victimization. This book is a valuable addition to the growing literature on Victimology and Victimization. This book offers versatile authors of multidisciplinary fields of law, victimology, psychology and criminology. It is suitable to use in courses across social sciences, criminology, victimology and law. I have read this book with a kind of breathless tension and with an intellectual joy. Its contributions triggered many theoretical questions. This book not only reflects the current intellectual climate in social science, but it has also posed certain challenges. -Prof. Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff (from the Foreward).

Civilized Oppression

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Author: J. Harvey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742573680

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Silenced, discredited, stripped of powers of moral appeal, and deprived of the interpersonal conditions necessary for maintaining self-respect, many people suffer from serious but subtle forms of oppression involving neither physical violence nor the use of law. In Civillized Oppression J.Harvey forcefully argues for the crucial role of morally distorted relationships in such oppression. While uncovering a set of underlying moral principles that account for the immorality of civilized oppression, Harvey's analyses provide frameworks for identifying morally problematic situations and relationships, criteria for evaluating them, and guidelines for appropriate responses. This book will be essential for both graduates and undergraduates in ethics, social theory, theory of justice, and feminist and race studies.

Destructive Trends in Mental Health

The Well Intentioned Path to Harm

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Author: Rogers H. Wright,Nicholas A. Cummings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135423555

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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This book takes as its inspiration the assumption that the atmosphere of intellectual openness, scientific inquiry, aspiration towards diversity, and freedom from political pressure that once flourished in the American Psychological Association has been eclipsed by an "ultra-liberal agenda," in which voices of dissent, controversial points of view, and minority groups are intimidated, ridiculed and censored. Chapters written by established and revered practitioners explore these important issues within the contexts of social change, the ways in which mental health services providers view themselves and their products, and various economic factors that have affected healthcare cost structure and delivery. In short, this book is intended to help consumers, practitioners, and policy makers to become better educated about a variety of recent issues and trends that have significantly changed the mental health fields.

Social Justice in Human Relations Volume 2

Societal and Psychological Consequences of Justice and Injustice

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Author: Herman Steensma,Riël Vermunt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489926291

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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Justice plays an important role in our culture. The topic of justice has attracted the attention of scholars all over the world. Beginning in 1985, a continuing series of international conferences on social justice in The Netherlands at which scientists present and discuss started papers, exchange information, and choose new roads to theory build ing. In this volume, a selection of papers, presented at the International Conference on Social Justice in Human Relations (Leiden, 1986) is published. There has been some refinement and improvement, thanks to the comments made by experts in the field. The chapters in this volume represent second (and, in some cases, even third or fourth) versions of the papers. As organizers of the conference and editors of this volume, we hope that the reader will be pleased by the content and the high quality of the chapters. There is some diversity, but there also are some common themes. We have organized the chapters with respect to what we think are two important themes: (1) behavioral and attitudinal reactions to (in) justice and (2) macrojustice. These categories are not mutually exclusive, for some chapters could have been placed in both categories. Still, we think the distinction between these themes has value.

Gesundheitswesen und Sozialstaat

Gesundheitsförderung zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit

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Author: Gregor Hensen,Peter Hensen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531152868

Category: Social Science

Page: 363

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Die Anforderungen an ein modernes Gesundheitswesen und die damit verbundenen Folgen für die sozialstaatliche Leistungstiefe werden in diesem Band hergestellt. Dabei wird im ersten Abschnitt eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme und Standortbestimmung der gesundheitspolitischen Zielsetzungen und sozialstaatlichen Rahmenbedingungen vorgenommen, die aktuell mit Begriffen wie Ökonomisierung, Kostendämpfung und Strukturreform unterlegt sind. In den beiden darauffolgenden Abschnitten werden Möglichkeiten und Chancen sowie Hemmnisse und Risiken der Gesundheitsförderung behandelt. Der zweite Abschnitt erörtert und bewertet strukturelle Möglichkeiten, Instrumente und Auswirkungen derartiger Reformbemühungen vor dem Hintergrund eines sozialstaatlichen Wandels.

Being Is Enough

Collective Self-Help for a Sustainable World

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Author: Doug Brown

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 1461677793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Being Is Enough emphasizes that America's "have all you can have" economy, which many now regard as unsustainable, is the result of our "be all you can be" culture. And our cultural imperative suggesting that humans must always be more is not only the social root of humanity's environmental crisis, but also the cause of personal stress.

Germany and Its Gypsies

A Post-Auschwitz Ordeal

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Author: Gilad Margalit

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299176703

Category: History

Page: 285

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Historian Gilad Margalit eloquently fills a tragic gap in the historical record with this sweeping examination of the plight of Gypsies in Germany before, during, and since the era of the Third Reich. Germany and Its Gypsies reveals the painful record of the official treatment of the German Gypsies, a people whose future, in the shadow of Auschwitz, remains uncertain. Margalit follows the story from the heightened racism of the nineteenth century to the National Socialist genocidal policies that resulted in the murder of most German Gypsies, from the shifting attitudes in the two Germanys in 1945 through reunification and up to the present day. Drawing upon a rich variety of sources, Margalit considers the pivotal historic events, legal arguments, debates, and changing attitudes toward the status of the German Gypsies and shines a vitally important light upon the issue of ethnic groups and their victimization in society. The result is a powerful and unforgettable testament.