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Less than human : why we demean, enslave, and exterminate others / David Livingstone Smith.

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  • ISBN: 9780312532727
  • Physical Description: viii, 326 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prelude: creatures of a kind somewhat inferior -- Less than human -- Steps toward a theory of dehumanization -- Caliban's children -- The rhetoric of enmity -- Learning from genocide -- Race -- The cruel animal -- Ambivalence and transgression -- Questions for a theory of dehumanization.
Summary, etc.: Human beings have a tendency to regard members of their own kind as less than human. This title draws on a mix of history, psychology, biology, anthropology and philosophy to document the pervasiveness of dehumanization, describe its forms, and explain why we often resort to it.
Subject: Humanity > Psychological aspects.
Social isolation.
Marginality, Social.
Social status.

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