About this book
This book approaches the topic of the subjective, lived experience of hate crime from the perspective of Husserlian phenomenology. It provides an experientially well-grounded account of how and what is experienced as a hate crime, and what this reveals about ourselves as the continually reconstituted “subject” of such experiences.
The book shows how qualitative social science methods can be better grounded in philosophically informed theory and methodological practices to add greater depth and explanatory power to experiential approaches to social sciences topics. The Authors also highlight several gaps and contradictions within Husserlian analyses of prejudice, which are exposed by attempts to concretely apply this approach to the field of hate crimes.
Coverage includes the difficulties in providing an empathetic understanding of expressions of harmful forms of prejudice underlying hate crimes, including hate speech, arising from our own and others’ ‘life worlds’. The Authors describe a ‘Husserlian-based’ view of hate crime as well as a novel interpretation of the value of the comprehensive methodological stages pioneered by Husserl.
The intended readership includes those concerned with discrimination and hate crime, as well as those involved in qualitative research into social topics in general. The broader content level makes this work suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, even professionals within law enforcement.
- Book Title The Lived Experience of Hate Crime
- Book Subtitle Towards a Phenomenological Approach
- Series Title Contributions to Phenomenology
- Series Abbreviated Title Contribut.Phenomenology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33888-6
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33886-2
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33888-6
- Series ISSN 0923-9545
- Series E-ISSN 2215-1915
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages IX, 286
- Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Theories of Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History
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“I found the book to be a very valuable addition to phenomenological scholarship. I hope this work sparks more phenomenological interest in areas such as hate crime and violence.” (R. Krishnaswamy, Jindal Global Law Review, Vol. 11 (1), 2020)