Toward a thoroughly cultural and discursive moral analysis of prejudice, discrimination, and racism.

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    Reviews the book, The Nature of Prejudice: Society, Discrimination and Moral Exclusion by Cristian Tileagă (see record 2015-36380-000). The study of prejudice, discrimination, and racism is now a widely variegated field in which social psychologists display various biases in favor of particular methods and theories. Using the example of the Roma (or Gypsies) in Europe, the author not only successfully challenges psychologists to incorporate societal and cultural perspectives and approaches in analyses of prejudice but also presents a wide-ranging analysis of prejudice as moral devaluation that gives discourse analysis a central, defensible role. A new framework is developed of prejudice as the personal, social, and cultural means by which dignity and worth are denied to particular groups of “others.” It should appeal to advanced students and researchers in social psychology who recognize the value of exploring old problems from new interdisciplinary perspectives. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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