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The Anatomy of Prejudices

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674031913

Publication Date: 02/19/1998


640 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • 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

Awards & Accolades

  • 1996 Association of American Publishers PSP Award for Excellence, Psychology Category
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