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The New Scapegoats Colored On Black Racism

Author : Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr.
ISBN : 0595797164
Genre : Social Science
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The New Scapegoats: Colored-On-Black Racism debunks the widespread and seemingly indelible myth of Africa's blind and facile complicity in the massive uprootment and enslavement of its own in the Americas between the Fifteenth and Nineteenth centuries. The author demonstrates the Transatlantic Slave Trade to have been the primary product of Western Europe's industrial revolution. Praise for Okoampa-Ahoofe's Work: "Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe's analyses always expand the frontiers of our knowledge. He challenges what is taken for granted and in the process pushes us to reflect critically on important issues of the day. In his latest work The New Scapegoats: Colored-On-Black Racism, Okoampa-Ahoofe re-visits old assumptions about the Africana world and takes to task how these tired assumptions are being re-cycled as the new paradigm for understanding Africa." -Karl Botchway, political scientist, New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York, author of Understanding 'Development' Intervention in Northern Ghana.
Category: Social Science

The New Scapegoats

Author : Muriel Porter
ISBN : 1532619936
Genre : Religion
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In common with other Australian churches, the Anglican Church of Australia has been rightly shamed for its negligent response to sexual abuse perpetrated within its ranks. It has apologised profusely, and committed itself to preventing future abuse. In the process, however, it has adopted draconian new measures to regulate its clergy, in part to rebuild its shattered reputation by appearing tough on every aspect of their lives. Many Anglican clergy, innocent of any abusive behaviour, now nevertheless feel anxious and intimidated. This study, by a prominent laywoman, lifts the veil on this hidden outcome, and pleads for a more caring, considered approach. Dr Muriel Porter OAM, a Melbourne journalist, author and historian, is an Anglican laywoman. A member of the Anglican Church of Australia's General Synod for the past thirty years, she has written extensively about issues facing the contemporary church. She is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Divinity.
Category: Religion


Author : Tom Douglas
ISBN : 9781134836819
Genre : Psychology
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Scapegoats are a universal phenomenon, appearing in all societies at all times in groups large and small, in public and private organizations. Hardly a week passes without some media reference to someone or something being made a scapegoat. Tom Douglas examines the process of scapegoating from the perspectives of victims and perpetrators, tracing its development from earliest times as rite of atonement to the modern forms of the avoidance of blame and the victimisation of innocents. The differences and similarities between the ancient and modern forms are examined to reveal that despite the modern logical explanations of behaviour, the mystical element in the form of superstition is still evident. Directly responding to the Diploma in Social Work's call for texts on anti-discriminatory practice Scapegoats should become essential reading for all social workers in training and practice. Will also be a invaluable resource for all professionals engaging in groupwork and group workers in training.
Category: Psychology

A Scapegoat In The New Wilderness

Author : Frederic Cople Jaher
ISBN : 0674790073
Genre : History
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In a country founded on the principle of religious freedom, with no medieval past, no legal nobility, and no national church, how did anti-Semitism become a presence here? Jaher considers this question this book, the first history of American anti-Semitism from its origins in the ancient world to its first widespread outbreak during the Civil War.
Category: History

Scapegoats At Work

Author : John M. Dyckman
ISBN : 0275981827
Genre : Business & Economics
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Dyckman and Cutler offer a survival guide for people on all sides of the scapegoating problem.
Category: Business & Economics

Must There Be Scapegoats

Author : Raymund Schwager
ISBN : 0852445091
Genre : Atonement
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"Schwager reverses three millennia of conventional understanding of the Bible as he argues that the God of the Old Testament is not a God of violence; that Jesus sacrifice is not an act of appeasement of the Father; and that the suffering and death of an infinite victim is not compensation for an infinite offence against God."-- Back cover.
Category: Atonement


Author : Christopher Bell
ISBN : 078648022X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Everyone wants to be able to perform well at important moments, especially in the world of sports, where both team and individual efforts are necessary for success. A person who does well for the team is praised for his or her contributions. But when the team suffers a loss, especially at a key point in the season, one person is often blamed for it even though the team is just as responsible. This work considers baseball players whose careers have been defined and misrepresented by one moment in which they botched a play, costing their teams an important victory (often a pennant or World Series win), and ever since have taken most of the blame for the team's breakdown. It covers Fred Merkle, whose controversial failure to tag second base after a game-winning single lost the pennant for the Giants in 1908; Fred Snodgrass whose dropped fly ball contributed to the Red Sox's second championship in the 1912 series; Mickey Owen, whose passed ball resulted in the Dodgers losing Game 4 of the 1941 World Series to the Yankees; Ralph Branca, who delivered one of the most talked about home runs in history to Bobby Thomson in the 1951 NLCS; Mike Torrez, whose home run pitch to Bucky Dent was the final, improbable event in the Sox' great collapse of '78; Tom Niedenfuer, whose blown save in the 1985 NLCS cost the Dodgers the pennant; Donnie Moore, the California Angels pitcher remembered for giving up a home run in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS; Bill Buckner, whose E-3 caused him to be blamed for the Red Sox's World Series loss in 1986; and Mitch Williams, blamed for his three-run home run pitch to Joe Carter in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series that lost the world championship for the Phillies.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Scapegoats Of September 11th

Author : Michael Welch
ISBN : 9780813541396
Genre : Social Science
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From its largest cities to deep within its heartland, from its heavily trafficked airways to its meandering country byways, America has become a nation racked by anxiety about terrorism and national security. In response to the fears prompted by the tragedy of September 11th, the country has changed in countless ways. Airline security has tightened, mail service is closely examined, and restrictions on civil liberties are more readily imposed by the government and accepted by a wary public. The altered American landscape, however, includes more than security measures and ID cards. The country's desperate quest for security is visible in many less obvious, yet more insidious ways. In Scapegoats of September 11th, criminologist Michael Welch argues that the "war on terror" is a political charade that delivers illusory comfort, stokes fear, and produces scapegoats used as emotional relief. Regrettably, much of the outrage that resulted from 9/11 has been targeted at those not involved in the attacks on the Pentagon or the Twin Towers. As this book explains, those people have become the scapegoats of September 11th. Welch takes on the uneasy task of sorting out the various manifestations of displaced aggression, most notably the hate crimes and state crimes that have become embarrassing hallmarks both at home and abroad. Drawing on topics such as ethnic profiling, the Abu Ghraib scandal, Guantanamo Bay, and the controversial Patriot Act, Welch looks at the significance of knowledge, language, and emotion in a post-9/11 world. In the face of popular and political cheerleading in the war on terror, this book presents a careful and sober assessment, reminding us that sound counterterrorism policies must rise above, rather than participate in, the propagation of bigotry and victimization.
Category: Social Science

Scapegoats For A Profession

Author : Daniel,
ISBN : 9781136650680
Genre : Social Science
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Scapegoating is projected here as an occurrence in justice systems of modern democracies. Daniel documents several disciplinary cases brought against successful professionals in law and medicine in order to do this, arguing that they are examples of community scapegoating by these professions.
Category: Social Science

I Blame The Scapegoats

Author : John O'Farrell
ISBN : 9781407094939
Genre : Humor
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A doctor in America has just invented a 'sperm sorting machine'. At least that's what he claimed when his receptionist burst into the office to find him doing something peculiar with the Hoover attachment. Apparently the system used for separating the male and female sperm is remarkably simple. A sample is placed in the petri dish with a microscopic pile of household items on a tiny staircase. All the sperm that go straight past without picking anything up are obviously boys. John O'Farrell's first collection of columns GLOBAL VILLAGE IDIOT was a huge success prompting fulsome praise from such major public figures as the Queen Mother, Roy Jenkins and Cardinal Hume. Sadly, since their deaths, their glowing endorsements cannot be officially verified. So here instead is another collection of funny, satirical essays on a hundred and one 21st century subjects. Read how the government plans to introduce 'Santa loans' that will leave school children £10,000 in debt for all the presents that used to be free from Father Christmas. Learn how the EU is being expanded to include Narnia. And did you know that American war planes now have a little sticker on the back saying 'How's my bombing?' with an 0800 number to call if they blow up any Muslim country in a discourteous of aggressive manner . . .
Category: Humor


Author : Andrea Dworkin
ISBN : 9780743210546
Genre : Political Science
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On Yom Kippur, Jews of antiquity would sacrifice two goats: one as an offering to a harsh and judging god, the other turned loose in the wilderness as a carrier of the group's sins. But throughout history, says Andrea Dworkin, women and Jews themselves have served as society's scapegoats. From the Inquisition, when women were targeted as witches and Jews as heretics, to the Nazi assault on Jewish and female bodies, these groups have been doomed to the twin fates of slaughter and exile. In Scapegoat Dworkin draws on history, literature, philosophy, and politics to create a series of pairings -- homeland/home, pogrom/rape, Palestinians/prostitutes -- that elucidate the misogyny and anti-Semitism of the past millennium's atrocities. Sure to incite debate, Dworkin presents a startling new view of how Nazism waged war on the female body. She offers a profound indictment of Israel's "scapegoating" of the Palestinians and critiques the supremacy Israeli men exert over Israeli women. Most provocatively, she imagines a world in which women betray the men of their ethnic/racial groups to fight for their own rights. Dworkin's exploration of when and how scapegoats themselves use violence will shock and disturb -- and no reader will look at the world the same way again.
Category: Political Science

Scapegoats Shambles And Shibboleths

Author : Martin Manser
ISBN : 9781848948525
Genre : Religion
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‘The fruit of his labours’, Martin Manser’s SCAPEGOATS, SHAMBLES AND SHIBBOLETHS is a delightful book for all who adore the English language. ‘In the twinkling of an eye’ we learn that many of our most familiar phrases are taken straight from the King James Version of the Bible. Far from being ‘holier than thou’, it seems we quote from the Bible without even realising! Martin Manser explains in detail what it is to be ‘the apple of someone's eye’ . . . ‘No modern physiology book would put it like this, but in the past the pupil of the eye was referred to as "the apple". After all, it was shaped like one. In addition, because it was recognised to be the most important part of the eye it was a symbol for all things precious. The most valuable part of a highly valued organ of the body. Dotted around the Bible the phrase therefore represents anything that is of great worth - whether it is the law of God in Proverbs 7 v 2, the people of Israel found and nurtured in the desert or as an individual on the receiving end of divine care.' A quirky present, SCAPEGOATS SHAMBLES AND SHIBBOLETHS will amuse and entertain as well as shed a thought-provoking light on the background to our rich and varied language.
Category: Religion

Sacrificial Goats Scapegoats Guinea Pigs

Author : Kishan Khanna
ISBN : 9781434322524
Genre : History
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"The Lice Lady: Holy and Hilarious Moments in Ministry" by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel is a delightful collection of short stories that will make you laugh and cry. These true stories are reflections from her work as a Presbyterian pastor in upstate NY, her work as a hospital chaplain in central NJ, her work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, WI and more. They are inspiring stories of hope, grace, forgiveness, and love that illustrate God's presence in our lives. A wonderful gift! Perfect for personal devotions and bible study groups. A great resource for pastors looking for sermon illustrations. Wonderful to read aloud! Unforgettable characters! "The Lice Lady " will touch your heart and soul.
Category: History

Virginia Woolf And The Bloomsbury Avant Garde

Author : Christine Froula
ISBN : 9780231508780
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde traces the dynamic emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising threats of totalitarianism. Educated informally in her father's library and in Bloomsbury's London extension of Cambridge, Virginia Woolf came of age in the prewar decades, when progressive political and social movements gave hope that Europe "might really be on the brink of becoming civilized," as Leonard Woolf put it. For pacifist Bloomsbury, heir to Europe's unfinished Enlightenment project of human rights, democratic self-governance, and world peace—and, in E. M. Forster's words, "the only genuine movement in English civilization"— the 1914 "civil war" exposed barbarities within Europe: belligerent nationalisms, rapacious racialized economic imperialism, oppressive class and sex/gender systems, a tragic and unnecessary war that mobilized sixty-five million and left thirty-seven million casualties. An avant-garde in the twentieth-century struggle against the violence within European civilization, Bloomsbury and Woolf contributed richly to interwar debates on Europe's future at a moment when democracy's triumph over fascism and communism was by no means assured. Woolf honed her public voice in dialogue with contemporaries in and beyond Bloomsbury— John Maynard Keynes and Roger Fry to Sigmund Freud (published by the Woolfs'Hogarth Press), Bertrand Russell, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Katherine Mansfield, and many others—and her works embody and illuminate the convergence of aesthetics and politics in post-Enlightenment thought. An ambitious history of her writings in relation to important currents in British intellectual life in the first half of the twentieth century, this book explores Virginia Woolf's narrative journey from her first novel, The Voyage Out, through her last, Between the Acts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Blaming Technology

Author : Samuel C. Florman
ISBN : 9781466867796
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Blaming Technology: The Irrational Search for Scapegoats is Samuel C. Florman's 1981 discussion of the state of technology and engineering in the United States, including the pros and cons, and the public's perceptions and opinions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Divine Scapegoats

Author : Andrei A. Orlov
ISBN : 9781438455846
Genre : Religion
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Explores the paradoxical symmetry between the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts. Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels between the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical accounts. In these materials, antagonists often mirror features of angelic figures, and even those of the Deity himself, an inverse correspondence that implies a belief that the demonic realm is maintained by imitating divine reality. Andrei A. Orlov examines the sacerdotal, messianic, and creational aspects of this mimetic imagery, focusing primarily on two texts from the Slavonic pseudepigrapha: 2 Enoch and the Apocalypse of Abraham. These two works are part of a very special cluster of Jewish apocalyptic texts that exhibit features not only of the apocalyptic worldview but also of the symbolic universe of early Jewish mysticism. The Yom Kippur ritual in the Apocalypse of Abraham, the divine light and darkness of 2 Enoch, and the similarity of mimetic motifs to later developments in the Zohar are of particular importance in Orlov’s consideration.
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Hostile Environment

Author : Maya Goodfellow
ISBN : 9781788739603
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The UK government proudly calls the aim of its immigration policy to be the creation of a "hostile environment," while refugees drown in the Mediterranean and Britain votes to leave the EU against claims that "swarms"of migrants are entering Britain. Meanwhile, study after study confirms that immigration is not damaging the UK's economy, nor putting a strain on public services, but immigration is blamed for all of Britain's ills. Yet concerns about immigration are deemed "legitimate" across the political spectrum, with few exceptions. How did we get here? Maya Goodfellow offers a compelling answer. Through interviews with leading policy-makers, asylum seekers, and immigration lawyers, Goodfellow illuminates the dark underbelly of contemporary immigration policies. A nuanced analysis of the UK's immigration policy from the 1960s onwards, Hostile Environment links immigration policy and the rhetoric of both Labour and Tory governments to the UK's colonial past and its imperialist present. Goodfellow shows that distinct forms of racism and dehumanisation directly resulted from immigration policy, and reminds us of the human cost of concessions to anti-immigration politics.

Blamestorming Blamemongers And Scapegoats

Author : Dingwall, Gavin
ISBN : 9781447305002
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first detailed criminological account of the role of blame in which the authors present a novel study of the legal process of blame attribution, set in the context of criminalisation as a social and political process. It will also be of wider interest to anyone wishing to discover the role of blame in modern society.
Category: Social Science