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Enforcement by Violence and Intimidation

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While blasphemy laws are dangerous, a more pervasive and deeper problem is threats and violence against those accused of insulting Islam. Those targeted include not only politicians but also Muslims ... More


The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Patrick Mason

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the late nineteenth century, Mormonism was the most vilified homegrown American religion. Anti-Mormonism was a significant intellectual, legal, religious, and cultural movement, uniting ... More


Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Michael J. Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in ... More


Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Michael Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040801
eISBN:
9780252099304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040801.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in ... More


Patterns and Context of Southern Anti-Mormon Violence

Patrick Q. Mason

in The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Anti-Mormon violence represented the most common sort of violence against religious minorities—black Christians excepted—in the postbellum South. Vigilantes targeted hundreds of Latter-day Saints, ... More


Slavery in the National Capital

Don E. Fehrenbacher and Ward M. McAfee

in The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158052
eISBN:
9780199849475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158052.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The mass escape of seventy-six slaves, the story of which is told in this chapter, gave rise to much excitement and a mood of vigilantism in the capital city. The first hasty searches proved futile. ... More


Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Daniel LaChance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the latter half of the twentieth century, Americans imagined the death penalty in ways that reflected and reinforced broader shifts in the nation's cultural and political landscape. As the core ... More


Innocents Abroad: Taboo and Terror in the Global War

Roger N. Lancaster

in Sex Panic and the Punitive State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255654
eISBN:
9780520948211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255654.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how punitive excess went global during the war on terror. American culture metabolized the outrages of September 11, 2001, in a pattern evocative of the sex and crime panics. ... More


Regulating the Press

Joshua Rozenberg

in Privacy and the Press

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288472
eISBN:
9780191700507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288472.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Journalists make a living by writing about other people and the legal disputes in which they become involved. That frequently requires some intrusion into what people may regard as their personal ... More


Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Nicholas Rush Smith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190847180
eISBN:
9780190847227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Despite being one of the world’s most vibrant democracies, vigilantism is regularly practiced in South Africa. In any given year, police estimate between 5 percent and 10 percent of the country’s ... More


The Citizen and the Criminal: The Overreach of Immigration Enforcement

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

in From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

New enforcement targets and deployment of more border patrol to Arizona-Sonora border communities has inadvertently involved agents more directly in local crime control. This is the flip side to the ... More


Death of a Feudal Hero

T. R. C. Hutton

in Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813136462
eISBN:
9780813142593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136462.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Even in his old age, Captain William Strong served as a reminder of Breathitt County's violent past during a time when the place seemed pacified under a new generation of political and economic ... More


Sanctions and Socialization

R. Michael Feener

in Shariʿa and Social Engineering: The Implementation of Islamic Law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199678846
eISBN:
9780191758072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678846.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter treats the mechanisms for the monitoring and enforcement of Shariʿa norms in contemporary Aceh with a focus on the institution known locally as the ‘Shariʿa Police’ (Wilayatul ... More


Vigilantes, Criminal Justice, and Antebellum Cultural Conflict

Michael J. Pfeifer

in The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces, in the social and legal context of the southern, midwestern, and western frontiers, the lethal transition from the nondeadly collective violence (typically floggings) perpetrated ... More


Law and Order

Mark Krasovic

in The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is the first of three that examine new directions in the politics of community action. Here, the post-riots rise of law and order politics in Newark is considered as an extension of ... More


White and White and Read All Over

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the place of the Ku Klux Klan in the history of newspaper publishing, and how the press culture of the 1920s helped expand an imagined community (in the formulation of Benedict ... More


Mickey Spillane’s Necropolis

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter links the biography and ideology of best-selling pulp author Mickey Spillane with the emergent image of the dying city after World War II. Spillane crafted an image of New York City as ... More


Fear City on Film

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how films produced in New York City played to an emergent anti-urban political culture. With crime and disorder as the feature antagonist in the New York film cycle of the late ... More


Becoming Mobile in the Age of Segregation

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

in Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469628578
eISBN:
9781469628592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628578.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the 1780s and the 1850s, two separate and interconnected historical developments led to segregation as a method of social control. The first was black emancipation in the North, the result of ... More


Stasis: Ready for war

Richard Reed

in Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter balances the generally positive accent of chapter six by reflecting on indications that there remains evidence of lingering tendencies towards violence and insularity. The chapter ... More


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