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Communicating Racism
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Communicating Racism
Ethnic Prejudice in Thought and Talk

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

 
Introduction
 
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
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