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Prejudice pervades our society in many guises, from pejorative remarks to acts of violence. Communicating Prejudice explores the many dimensions of prejudice. It presents a new and integrative conceptual model of prejudice, the layered perspective of cultural intolerance, and uses this model to analyze the communication of prejudice in a variety of spheres such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and classism. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives, the first two chapters present the model and theoretical foundation for the book, and subsequent chapters deal with specific foci of prejudice, including personal prejudice and prejudice in relationships, organizations, and the media. Included is a series of personal narratives to illustrate specific types and instances of prejudice. This book will be useful as a supplementary text in upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses examining issues of race, gender, and ethnicity.

Communication of Sexism
Communication of sexism
Lana F.RakowLaura A.Wackwitz

Sexism is a term that came into the everyday vocabularies of people in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s with the resurgence of the women's movement, building on the inroads made by the civil rights movement and drawing parallels with racism. During the 1990s, although the word continues to be used to refer to specific acts or behaviors that denigrate women, it may seem dated in the context of sophisticated feminist scholarship that has focused attention on gender and difference. If used to identify and name a belief system about gender that is based on the subordination of women to men, however, the term sexism becomes a powerful concept that helps explain sexist norms, values, attitudes, ...

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