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On inhumanity : dehumanization and how to resist it / David Livingstone Smith

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On inhumanity : dehumanization and how to resist it / David Livingstone Smith
Title
On inhumanity
Title remainder
dehumanization and how to resist it / David Livingstone Smith
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Rwandan genocide, the Holocaust, the lynching of African Americans, the colonial slave trade: these are horrific episodes of mass violence spawned from racism and hatred. We like to think that we could never see such evils again-that we would stand up and fight. But something deep in the human psyche-deeper than prejudice itself-leads people to persecute the other: dehumanization, or the human propensity to think of others as less than human. This book looks at the mechanisms of the mind that encourage us to see someone as less than human. There is something peculiar and horrifying in human psychology that makes us vulnerable to thinking of whole groups of people as subhuman creatures. When governments or other groups stand to gain by exploiting this innate propensity, and know just how to manipulate words and images to trigger it, there is no limit to the violence and hatred that can result"--
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1953-
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Smith, David Livingstone
Dewey number
179/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1131
LC item number
.S653 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humanity
  • Cruelty
  • Hate
  • Toleration
Label
On inhumanity : dehumanization and how to resist it / David Livingstone Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121082575
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
ix, 222, pages
Isbn
9780190923006
Lccn
2019048933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1121082575
Label
On inhumanity : dehumanization and how to resist it / David Livingstone Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121082575
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
ix, 222, pages
Isbn
9780190923006
Lccn
2019048933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1121082575

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