Being Hated: Stranger or Familiar?

  title={Being Hated: Stranger or Familiar?},
  author={Gail F. Mason},
Like all emotions, hate is comprised of a number of interacting, sometimes contradictory, feelings. This article looks at hate as a form of affect that is tied to the collective sense of estrangement that exists between insider and outsider groups. This link between hatred and estrangement is closely connected to the assumption that the perpetrators of 'real' hate crime are predominantly strangers to the victim. By drawing upon the results of a study into racial and homophobic harassment… CONTINUE READING