Dehumanization

Dehumanization

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dehumanization describes efforts to mitigate one's sense of humanity (in its most idealized form), or efforts to undermine one's access to basic human rights (e.g., physical autonomy, food, water, opportunities for self-sufficiency). It is often accomplished by treating one like a non-human animal and can occur discursively (e.g., idiomatic language that likens certain human beings to non-human animals, verbal abuse, erasing one's voice from discourse), symbolically (e.g., imagery), or physically (e.g., chattel slavery, physical abuse, refusing eye contact). Dehumanization also takes the form of undermining one's individuality (i.e., the creative and interesting aspects of his or her personality), or preventing one from showing compassion towards others (a characteristic often linked to a sense of humanity).[citation needed] Dehumanization may be carried out by a social institution (such as a state, school, or family) or via an individual's sentiments and actions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Soph Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613626353X
  • 9786136263533