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The Banality of Anti-Jewish "Hate Crime"

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The Banality of Anti-Jewish "Hate Crime". / Iganski, Paul.

Hate Crime Offenders. ed. / Randy Blazak; Barbara Perry. Westport, Connecticut : Praeger Publishers, 2009. p. 137-150 (Hate Crimes; Vol. 4).

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Harvard

Iganski, P 2009, The Banality of Anti-Jewish "Hate Crime". in R Blazak & B Perry (eds), Hate Crime Offenders. Hate Crimes, vol. 4, Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 137-150.

APA

Iganski, P. (2009). The Banality of Anti-Jewish "Hate Crime". In R. Blazak, & B. Perry (Eds.), Hate Crime Offenders (pp. 137-150). (Hate Crimes; Vol. 4). Praeger Publishers.

Vancouver

Iganski P. The Banality of Anti-Jewish "Hate Crime". In Blazak R, Perry B, editors, Hate Crime Offenders. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. 2009. p. 137-150. (Hate Crimes).

Author

Iganski, Paul. / The Banality of Anti-Jewish "Hate Crime". Hate Crime Offenders. editor / Randy Blazak ; Barbara Perry. Westport, Connecticut : Praeger Publishers, 2009. pp. 137-150 (Hate Crimes).

Bibtex

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