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The Language of Oppression : New Edition (2nd & Subsequent) - Haig A. Bosmajian

The Language of Oppression

New Edition (2nd & Subsequent)

Paperback Published: 28th January 1983
ISBN: 9780819131867
Number Of Pages: 164

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Examines decadence in our language, especially that language which leads to dehumanization and degradation of human beings. Powerful illustrations may be found in the fact that, for instance, Hitler's "Final Solution" appeared "reasonable" once the Jews were successfully labelled by the Nazis as sub-humans, "parasites," "vermin," or "bacilli." So, too, the subjugation of the American Indian was "defensible" since they were defined as "barbarians" and "savages." The author of this engrossing text that was originally published in 1974 by Public Affairs Press successfully identifies and critically comments on the racist, sexist, and ethnic slurs still predominant in society today, with the hope that this decadence will be cured. Winner of the 1983 George Orwell Award from the Committee on Doublespeak of the NCTE.

...fascinating and convincing.--Etc.

ISBN: 9780819131867
ISBN-10: 0819131865
Series: New Edition (2nd & Subsequent)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 28th January 1983
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 16.26  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.23