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Violent America: The Dynamics of Identity Politics in a Multiracial Society (Paperback)

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In Violent America, Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia counterintuitively analyzes why and how various ethnoracial groups proactively and instrumentally use different forms of violence to achieve their goals. Combining a historical analysis spanning the centuries with an examination of contemporary problems, she considers how and why ethnoracial groups can be both perpetrators and victims of violence, why some minority groups react differently to violence in comparable situations, and what the consequences are today for politics in both America and Europe.

Violent America thus explores the effects of physical and discursive violence on the ways in which ethnoracial groups define themselves. Chebel d'Appollonia argues that the use of ethnoracial violence has been and remains an effective identity strategy by which all ethnoracial groups are able to integrate themselves into the mainstream of American society. She provides an alternative way of understanding the complex relationship between migrant phobia, multiethnic grievances, and intergroup conflicts in America.

About the Author

Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia is Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration and the Division for Global Affairs at Rutgers University--Newark and teaches at Sciences Po Paris. She is the author or editor of many books, including Frontiers of Fear.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501767562
ISBN-10: 1501767569
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2023
Pages: 282
Language: English