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Racialized Culpability: Victim Blaming and State Violence

Race, Ethnicity and Law

ISBN: 978-1-78714-604-4, eISBN: 978-1-78714-603-7

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 25 May 2017

Abstract

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The concept of victim blaming is most often associated with violence against women. Here I demonstrate that victim blaming is also a useful tool for understanding state violence, particularly when attention is given to the place of racializing narratives.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgment

Many thanks to Sang Pahk for his comments and guidance in the writing of this chapter.

Citation

Chagnon, N.J. (2017), "Racialized Culpability: Victim Blaming and State Violence", Race, Ethnicity and Law (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 22), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 199-219. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-613620170000022016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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