The Anatomy of Prejudices

The Anatomy of Prejudices

by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674031903

ISBN-13: 9780674031906

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Harvard University Press

First the slur, then the discussion: Was it blatant racism ot just a stupid joke? But do we really know what we're talking about--what prejudice is, how it works, that it penetrates even the way we speak of prejudice, question it, interpret it? In this deeply thoughtful book, Young-Bruehl turns a critical lens on what has been said about prejudice--and, more

Overview

First the slur, then the discussion: Was it blatant racism ot just a stupid joke? But do we really know what we're talking about--what prejudice is, how it works, that it penetrates even the way we speak of prejudice, question it, interpret it? In this deeply thoughtful book, Young-Bruehl turns a critical lens on what has been said about prejudice--and, more importantly, what has gone unsaid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674031906
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.46(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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