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The Anatomy of Prejudices / Edition 1
     

The Anatomy of Prejudices / Edition 1

by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
 

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ISBN-10: 0674031911

ISBN-13: 9780674031913

Pub. Date: 02/19/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press


In this deeply thoughtful book, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl turns a critical lens on prejudice. Surveying the study of prejudice since World War II, Young-Bruehl suggests an approach that distinguishes between different types of prejudices, the people who hold them, the social and political settings that promote them, and the human needs they fulfill. Startling,

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In this deeply thoughtful book, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl turns a critical lens on prejudice. Surveying the study of prejudice since World War II, Young-Bruehl suggests an approach that distinguishes between different types of prejudices, the people who hold them, the social and political settings that promote them, and the human needs they fulfill. Startling, challenging, and courageous, this work offers an unprecedented analysis of prejudice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674031913
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/19/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
642
Product dimensions:
1.29(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

Introduction: Studying Prejudices

I. A Critique of Pure Overgeneralization

Theories of Prejudice: A Preliminary Classification

What Happened to the "Prejudiced Personality"

Sociology Surveys the American Dilemma

The Prejudice That Is Not One

The Homophobias

II. Starting Again: Prejudices—In the Plural

"Social Character" in Search of a Theory

Character Types and Their Ideologies of Desire

Origins and Developmental Lines: Children and Prejudice

Adolescence and the Aims of Hatreds

Shared Prejudices, Societal Styles

Constructing Ideal Types

The Body and Soul of Narcissism

III. Current Ideologies: The Victims Speak

Varieties of Silencing

On Resistance to Hysterical Repression

Feeling the Contradictions of Sexism and Being the Targets of Homophobias

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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