Reading Round Up: Hate Studies edition, October 28, 2016

It’s not quite a “Reading Round Up” in the usual sense, but I wanted to share with the books that will be reviewed in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Hate Studies. As guest editor, I was fortunate to work with some outstanding reviewers for the issue. I hope you like what they share:

Stephen Sheehi, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies, Professor of Arabic Studies at the College of William and Mary, on Christopher Bail’s Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream (Princeton 2016)


Sondra Perl, professor of English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and director of the Holocaust Educators Network, on Dan McMillan’s How Could this Happen? Explaining the Holocaust (Basic Books 2014)


Matthew Hughey, professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, and Bianca Gonzalez-Sobrino on Beyond Hate: White Power and Popular Culture by C. Richard King and David J. Leonard (Routledge 2014)


Monique Laney, assistant professor of history at Auburn University, on The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men by Eric Lichtblau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014)


Lisa King, assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, on Alex Alvarez’s Native America and the Question of Genocide (Rowman & Littlefield 2014)


Doretha K. Williams, the project director of the District of Columbia Africana Archive Project at George Washington University, on A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South by Audrey Thomas McCluskey (Rowman & Littlefield 2014)


Together, they remind us of the excellent work being done in hate studies and the importance of continued interdisciplinary scholarship in the field. I’m grateful for their intellectual generosity.

JHS is searching for book, film, and exhibit reviewers for the next issue. If you are interested in sharing a review, please contact me at with the title and a short statement of your qualifications (A brief CV is fine for those who are in higher ed.). The list below includes some of the books JHS is interested in reviewing, but it is not exhaustive; if a new (June 2016-June 2017) book, film, or exhibit of interest to readers in hate studies is on your reading list, consider sharing a review of it. If you are an author or publisher with a book that you think would be a good fit for the journal, please let me know. And if you are reader who wants to see a particular book, film, or exhibit reviewed, share that, too. The journal is particularly interested in promoting books by scholars from Latin America, South America, Asia, and Africa and books by and about people of color, women, queer people, and other historically marginalized populations. We especially appreciate established scholars who generously highlight the work of new authors, and we welcome reviews written jointly by senior scholars and advanced PhD students.

  • Acting White? Rethiking Race in Post-Racial America by Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati
  • Class, Race, Gender and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America by Gregg Barak, Paul Leighton, and Allison Cotton
  • Collaborating Against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices by Kirsten Foot
  • Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing by Kenneth R. Himes
  • Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in our Daily Lives by Howard J. Ross
  • Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy by Cherian George
  • Jim Crow’s Legacy: The Lasting Impact of Segregation by Ruth Thompson Miller, Joe R. Feagin, and Leslie H. Picca
  • Our Promised Land: Faith and Militant Zionism in Israeli Settlements by Charles Selengut
  • Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films by Mary K. Bloodworth-Lugo and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
  • Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy by William V. D’Antonio, Steven A. Tuch, and Josiah R. Baker
  • Reluctant Witnesses: Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness by Arlene Stein
  • School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators by Peter Langman
  • Seeing White: An Introduction of White Privilege and Race by Jean Halley, Amy Eshleman, and Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya
  • The Dynamics of Radicaliiztion: A Relational and Comparative Perspective by Eitan Y. Alimi, Charles Demetriou, and Lorenzo Bosi
  • The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory by Susanne C. Knittel
  • The Human Right to Dominate by Nicole Perugini and Neve Gordon
  • The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan by Akiko Hashimoto
  • Violence, Inequality, and Human Freedom by Peter Iadicola and Anson Shupe
  • White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology edited by Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide by Naomi Zack
  • Whitewashing the South: White Memories of Segregation and Civil Rights by Kristen M. Lavelle

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