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The Resource Images of savages : ancients [sic] roots of modern prejudice in Western culture, Gustav Jahoda

Images of savages : ancients [sic] roots of modern prejudice in Western culture, Gustav Jahoda

Label
Images of savages : ancients [sic] roots of modern prejudice in Western culture
Title
Images of savages
Title remainder
ancients [sic] roots of modern prejudice in Western culture
Statement of responsibility
Gustav Jahoda
Title variation
Ancient roots of modern prejudice in Western culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent times major efforts have been made to eliminate racial prejudice, but there is plenty of evidence that it still survives. Gustav Jahoda demonstrates how deeply rooted western perceptions going back more than a thousand years are still feeding racial prejudice today. In Images of Savages he explains how beliefs about monstrous humanoid man-eaters in classical antiquity and 'wild men of the woods' in the Middle Ages influenced the manner in which early explorers such as Columbus viewed the 'savages' they encountered." "Another early tradition was the 'ape-likeness' of savages, and especially blacks, coupled with notions about their unbridled sexuality. This persisted through the ages, reaching its culmination during the nineteenth century, when it gained scientific respectability. Lasting well into the twentieth century, its remnants are far from being extinct in popular culture." "This highly original socio-historical contextualization will be invaluable to scholars of psychology, sociology and anthropology, and to all those interested in the sources of racial prejudice."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jahoda, Gustav
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN495.8
LC item number
.J34 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Prejudices
  • Racism
Label
Images of savages : ancients [sic] roots of modern prejudice in Western culture, Gustav Jahoda
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-280) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39001185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9780415188555
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
98011795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Images of savages : ancients [sic] roots of modern prejudice in Western culture, Gustav Jahoda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-280) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39001185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9780415188555
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
98011795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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