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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 Heterosexism
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Thomas K.Nakayama

All at once they started yelling “faggot” and “fucking faggot.…” One of them missed me with a beer can.… College and my literary education agreed that I should see myself as a random conjunction of life's possibilities, certainly an enviable, luxurious point of view. But it's hard to draw on that as a model when four men are chasing you down the street. What life will that model sustain, and when aren't we being chased? … And what I resolved was this: that I would gear my writing to tell you about incidents like the one at Sanchez and Day, to put them to you as real questions that need answers. (Glück, 1982, pp. 1, 3–4)

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