Communicating Prejudice / Edition 1

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Overview

A new integrative conceptual model of prejudice - the layered perspective of cultural intolerance - is presented in the volume. This model is used to analyze the communication of prejudice in a variety of guises such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and classism. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives, the first two chapters present the model and theoretical foundation for the book. Subsequent chapters examine specific foci of prejudice including personal prejudice in relationships, organizations, and the media. A series of personal narratives are included to illustrate specific types and instances of prejudice.

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Explores the many dimensions of prejudice, using a conceptual model of layered perspectives of cultural intolerance to analyze the communication of prejudice in spheres such as homophobia, racism, sexism, ageism, and classism. Early chapters present the model and theoretical foundations, and subsequent chapters deal with aspects including personal prejudice and prejudice in relationships, organizations, and the media. The text is brought to life by a series of narratives describing personal experiences with prejudice. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761901259
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
2 Tolerance/Intolerance: A Multidisciplinary View of Prejudice 24
3 Layers and Holograms: A New Look at Prejudice 57
4 Identifying Racist Language Linguistic Acts and Signs 87
5 Communication of Sexism 99
6 Communication of Heterosexism 112
7 Communication of Classism 122
8 Communication of Ageism 136
9 Communicating Prejudice in Personal Relationships 163
10 Communicating Prejudice in Organizations 187
11 Communicating Prejudice in the Media: Upending Racial Categories in Doubles 206
12 Abandoning the Sacred Hierarchy: Disempowering Hegemony Through Surrender to Spirit 223
13 Scenes From an Individual of Color: On Individuals and Individualism 235
14 A Contextual Statement Surrounding Three Poems of Prejudice 246
15 Blessed Are the Mysteries 257
16 Upsetting That Delicate Balance: Reflections on Experiential Subtleties 272
17 Personal and Interpersonal Interventions 287
18 Organizational Interventions to Prejudice 302
19 Educational Interventions: The Lions Roar 311
20 Public Policy Interventions to Prejudice 326
21 InConclusion 337
Notes 339
References 346
Index 387
About the Contributors 399
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