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Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia

Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia

by George Makari


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ISBN-13: 9780393652000
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/14/2021
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 283,021
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

George Makari is a psychiatrist, historian, and the author of Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind and, most recently, Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia. Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute and professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Out of Beirut xi

Part 1 The Origins of Xenophobia

Chapter 1 In Search of Xénos 3

Chapter 2 Avant la lettre, or The Black Legend 17

Chapter 3 The First Xenophobes 39

Chapter 4 The Boxer Uprising 49

Chapter 5 Colonial Panic 62

Chapter 6 Commence the Unraveling 71

Chapter 7 Immigrant Boomerang 87

Chapter 8 The Road to Genocide 99

Part II Inside the Xenophobic Mind

Chapter 9 Little Albert and the Wages of Fear 129

Chapter 10 The Invention of the Stereotype 151

Chapter 11 Projection and the Negative of Love 175

Chapter 12 The Enigma of the Other 195

Chapter 13 Self Estrangements 213

Part III The Return of the Stranger

Chapter 14 Why We Hate Them 231

Chapter 15 The New Xenophobia 246

Coda: In the Pyrenees 267

Acknowledgments 271

Notes 275

Illustration Credits 325

Index 327

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