Prejudiced Communication

Prejudiced Communication : A Social Psychological Perspective

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This volume offers a social psychological perspective on many different forms of prejudiced communication, including derogatory group labels, condescending verbal and nonverbal behavior, hostile humor, and skewed portrayals of outgroup members in the news and entertainment media. The author illuminates the functions that these behaviors serve for individuals, groups, and entire cultures, and examines how they contribute to the perpetuation of stereotypes, discrimination, and status differences. Also discussed are the strengths and limitations of various approaches to reducing prejudiced communication in its subtle and not-so-subtle forms. The book is filled with thought-provoking examples drawn from everyday life.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138861235
  • 9781138861237

Table of contents

Introduction: The What and Why of Prejudiced Communication. Language That Divides. Developing and Using Shared Stereotypes. Talking Down to Outgroup Members. Preferred Cultural Patterns and Nonverbal Behavior. The News Media. The Culture of Prejudice. Afterword: What Is Known and What Is Unknown.
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