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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.

Communicating Prejudice in Personal Relationships
Communicating prejudice in personal relationships
Stanley O.Gaines Jr.JulieChalfinMaryKimPatrickTaing

In this chapter, we examine the ways in which individuals communicate prejudice—in particular, negative thoughts and feelings directed toward members of one or more out-groups—directly toward relationship partners when those partners also are members of the out-group(s) in question. To understand the potential impact of communicating prejudice from one relationship partner toward another within the relationship process, we draw on communication accommodation theory (Giles & Powesland, 1975), ethnolinguistic identity theory (Giles, 1978), and the layered perspective (Baldwin & Hecht, 1995; see also Hecht & Baldwin's chapter in this volume [Chapters 3]) that serves as a unifying framework for the present book. We begin, however, by exploring the processes by which attraction between two persons ...

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