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Hate Crimes as a Boundary Action

The Normalization of Deviance

Author(s): Lyuba Spasova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Social psychology and group interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Criminology
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: hate crimes; normalization; constructivism; border action;

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the effects and distinctive aspects of hate crimes and their possible conceptualization as a boundary action. The dual boundary aspect of hate crimes – in terms of the boundaries within social hierarchies and the boundaries of societal norms – determines their distinguishing characteristics as well as their specificity as an intersection point in the dynamic interaction between structure and action. Determined by social rules and the hierarchies of social stratification, hate crime in turn transforms them: it transforms the rules by blurring the borders of norm, and the hierarchies, by solidifying the borders between groups and strata.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 66-80
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English, Bulgarian