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Stereotyping : The Politics of Representation - Michael Pickering


The Politics of Representation

Paperback Published: 26th June 2001
ISBN: 9780333772102
Number Of Pages: 246

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Stereotyping stands in need of serious re-appraisal. This book provides a critical assessment of the concept and its use in the social sciences, considering its theoretical basis and historical development and linking these closely to the concept of the "Other." As the first sustained book-length treatment of stereotyping in either sociology or media and cultural studies, the text embraces such key topics as nationalism and national identity, gender, racism and imperialism, normality and social order, and the figure of the stranger in the modern city. It is interdisciplinary, moving between sociology, social psychology, cultural history, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial theory, and offers an indispensable examination of the roots of prejudice and bigotry in modern societies.

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The Concept of the Stereotype
The Dilemma of Stereotyping
The Concept of the Other
The Politics of Belonging
The Politics of Not Belonging
The Politics of Postcolonial Critique
The Sociology of Censure
The Sociology of the Stranger
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ISBN: 9780333772102
ISBN-10: 0333772105
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 26th June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1