Reviews...

Mathew Creighton has written a wonderful and potent book on the ways in which xenophobia and stigmatization pervade modern societies. He carefully unpacks how context-specific factors shape the ways xenophobia is covertly or overtly expressed and sanctioned by political elites and institutions. Anyone interested in the persistence of the marginalization of minority groups must read this book.

-Amaney A. Jamal (Princeton University), author of Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?

Hidden Hate is an outstanding book on contemporary xenophobia and xenophobes. It shows that xenophobe beliefs are strategic: they can be hidden or out in the open, and they depend on the context. This book is unmatched in its deep sociological thinking about xenophobia, and it deserves serious attention from social scientists, policy makers, and many others.

-Katharine M. Donato (Georgetown University), coauthor of Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age

This brilliant book discusses the challenges of measuring xenophobia in contemporary Western societies. While the open expression of xenophobic feelings and attitudes is generally frowned upon in liberal societies, this does not mean that xenophobia has vanished. In many cases it has just become more difficult to observe directly. Creighton presents innovative, methodologically rigorous ways to measure xenophobia and discusses the importance of social context for its overt and covert expression. A must-read for any student of attitudes toward minorities.

-Zan Strabac(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Mathew Creighton's innovative analysis of the xenophobe and xenophobia is both theoretically and empirically rich. He skillfully investigates anti-immigrant attitudes in Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, parsing their overt and covert dimensions. This is sociology at its finest.

-Edward Telles (University of California - Irvine), coauthor of The Trump Paradox: Migration, Trade, and Racial Politics in US-Mexico Integration