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Demonising the Other: The Criminalisation of Morality

Philip Whitehead


The ethical question confronting all of us is how to live alongside each other where the other person is our neighbour, not our disposable enemy. This monograph refines thinking on the subject of the other and rejects that othering, the imposition of a pejorative status, is an inevitable feature of human life. If the conditions of existence under which we live is a contingent creation, the political and economic, the ethical and cultural, can be reconstructed to reduce pejorative othering. There is the scope to refine and develop thinking on the other by incorporating a longer-term stream of h ... More

Keywords: Other, History, Crime, Justice, Politics, Ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447343417
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447343417.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Whitehead, author
University of Teesside