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Social Distance

  • By: Elizabeth M. Fathman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Social distance calls to mind several competing images: spatial distance between individuals or groups of individuals, psychological distance, emotional distance, empathy or lack thereof, and many more. This entry defines social distance, as it is used by sociologists and other social ...

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