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Communicating Racism

Communicating Racism
Ethnic Prejudice in Thought and Talk

  • Teun A. Van Dijk - Pompeu Fabra University, Spain; Centre of Discourse Studies, Spain, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

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Intercultural Communication

July 1989 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How does everyday talk contribute to the spread and acceptance of ethnic prejudice? Communicating Racism is a revealing interdisciplinary study of ethnic prejudices and the ways in which they are diffused through interpersonal communication and intergroup interaction.

In this clearly written and comprehensive study, van Dijk establishes a crucial link between the cognitive, social and communicative dimensions of racism. He examines: the social psychology of ethnic attitudes; the cognitive psychology of ethnic prejudice; and the social context of prejudice; the interpersonal communication of racism.

By analysing informal discourse and the reproduction of racism within the white majority, the author offers us a new understanding of many deep-rooted and poorly understood patterns of prejudice.

Structures of Prejudiced Discourse
Sources of Prejudiced Talk
The Cognitive Dimension
Structures and Strategies of Ethnic Prejudice

The Interpersonal Communication of Prejudice
The Social Context of Prejudice

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ISBN: 9780803936270