By Michael L Hecht

A new integrative conceptual version of prejudice - the layered standpoint of cultural intolerance - is gifted within the quantity. This version is used to research the communique of prejudice in a number of guises reminiscent of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and classism. Drawing on multidisciplinary views, the 1st chapters current the version and theoretical beginning for the ebook. next chapters learn particular foci of prejudice together with own prejudice in relationships, enterprises, and the media. a chain of private narratives are integrated to demonstrate particular forms and cases of prejudice.

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Knowles and Mercer (1992) suggest that "feminists have in common a recognition of themselves as a social category separating them from and placing them in opposition to other [social categories]" (p. 105, emphasis added). , Collins, 1990; hooks, 1984) see themselves as distinct from White feminists over several core issues such as reproduction, the role and status of the family, and the issue of patriarchy. In the same vein, some look at antiforeigner intolerance as simply a matter of group belonging.

97). As such. Barker suggests, evolutionary theory could in fact give reasons for intolerance to continue. He argues that this is what was done in Britain during their conservative swing. "* Van den Berghe (1986) argues in response that scientific investigation, and not whether a theory is politically acceptable or emotionally desirable, should guide research: "According to this view, the search for truth has priority over all other objectives" (quoted in Mason, 1986, p. 12). Besides the possible justification an evolutionary perspective provides for intolerance, it also could be questioned why the authors consider only the advantages of exclusionary drives such as fear, separation, and prejudice.

Have an innate fear and hostility to strangers" and that "strangerfear is the mysterious mechanism that creates in- and out-groups" (p. 2). Allen notes. Freed from the necessity of proving innate sUrangerfear in man and beast, it is now possible to demonstrate how much of modem conflict is caused by that innate hostility to strangers. The very diversity of the proof and the many different culmral contexts within which the proof is found actually cancels out culture as a source of hostility to strangers, as cultural influence working in one direction in one society is negated by a different cultural influence working in the opposite direction in another society.

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