Demonising The Other

The Criminalisation of Morality

Philip Whitehead

Demonising The Other

Philip Whitehead

Distributed for Bristol University Press

112 pages | 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 | © 2018
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781447343417 Published May 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Throughout history, societies have established “others”—groups, often defined through differences of culture, race, gender, or class, that have been demonized by the majority. In this book, Philip Whitehead challenges the idea that such demonization is an inevitable fact of life. He lays out the historical criminalization of the other and looks closely at modern attempts to prevent it through changes to criminal justice systems, ultimately questioning whether such approaches can be effective at altering the conditions of existence that are responsible for the creation of the other.
 

Contents
Prologue
One Framing the other: stepping into the stream of history
Two Criminalising the other: a criminal justice excursis
Three Contesting the other: sinking ethical shafts
Four Transcending the other: moral economy and universal ethics
Concluding comment
 
References
Index
 
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