Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into--And Out Of--Violent Extremism


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University of California Press
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Kimmel is one of the world's leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and the author of Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society, and Guyland. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.


"[Kimmel] believes that gender, specifically masculinity, is both 'the psychological inspiration' that sends young men into these groups "and the social glue that keeps them involved.' If true -- and Kimmel makes a compelling case that it is -- that could be good news for rehabilitation, because it is much easier to challenge violent extremism by engaging these young men as men, instead of trying to convince them that an ideology they may have embraced is flawed."--Dina Temple-Raston "The Washington Post"
"Provides crucial understanding and context for anyone working with clients whose family members or who themselves have become involved with, or are seeking to separate from, an extremist group."-- "Psychotherapy Network"
"Important and moving . . . . In Healing from Hate, an illuminating book building on over twenty years of thinking and research, Michael Kimmel shows that the boy crisis provides fertile ground for recruiters from white supremacist, neo-Nazi, and other extremist groups."-- "New York Review of Books" (10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM)
"Kimmel´s book is a true a page turner, presenting the very newest perspective on gender within extremism studies. In fact, he goes beyond extremism, masculinity and gender issues. He brings much wide cultural nuances, trajectory of EXIT foundations, economics, far-right politics, globalization and above all the effects of far-right politics which affects the very core of construction of young masculinities in the global North. This book undoubtedly opens a new chapter in the study of extremism, and it will certainly be the beginning of new issues between extremist groups and the studies of masculinity."-- "Masculinities & Social Change"