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The Resource Mapping the language of racism : discourse and the legitimation of exploitation, Margaret Wetherell and Jonathan Potter

Mapping the language of racism : discourse and the legitimation of exploitation, Margaret Wetherell and Jonathan Potter

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Mapping the language of racism : discourse and the legitimation of exploitation
Title
Mapping the language of racism
Title remainder
discourse and the legitimation of exploitation
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Wetherell and Jonathan Potter
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Language
eng
Summary
The topics of 'race' and 'racism' are often treated narrowly and unimaginatively in social scientific literature; they are usually viewed as sub-categories of 'stereotyping' or 'prejudice' or 'attitudes' or 'social class'. In this exciting new book, Margaret Wetherell and Jonathan Potter extend their work on the use of discourse analysis to tackle racism and issues of social structure, power relations and ideology. Part I, Theory and Method, reviews and criticizes mainstream sociological and psychological theoretical approaches to the topic of racism and introduces the challenges to them posed by discourse analysis. Also examined are the ways in which some recent developments in literary theory, post-structuralism, semiotics and cultural studies might be applied to the social and psychological study of racist practices. Part II, Discourse in Action, examines how white New Zealanders make sense of their own history and actions towards the Maori minority. The authors' contention is that, in order to combat racism, we need to address the commonplace forms of explanation used by ordinary people rather than concentrate on obvious bigots and extremist groups. They conclude that many 'liberal' and 'egalitarian' arguments can be used to sustain racism and exploitation. Mapping the Language of Racism is a pioneering book which suggests genuinely new ways of thinking and acting on a topic of grave social concern
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1954-
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Wetherell, Margaret
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Potter, Jonathan
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  • Racism
  • Discourse analysis
  • Prejudices
Label
Mapping the language of racism : discourse and the legitimation of exploitation, Margaret Wetherell and Jonathan Potter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Theory and mind -- Ideology and political economy -- Cognition, identity and personality -- Discourse, power and subjectivity -- Analyzing racist discourse -- Part II. Discourse in action -- Constructing community : 'race', 'culture' and 'nation' -- Accounting for the 'social' : stories of social conflict and social influence -- Practical politics and ideological dilemmas -- The prejudice problematic
Control code
26635442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780231082600
Lccn
92030481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1491073
Label
Mapping the language of racism : discourse and the legitimation of exploitation, Margaret Wetherell and Jonathan Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Theory and mind -- Ideology and political economy -- Cognition, identity and personality -- Discourse, power and subjectivity -- Analyzing racist discourse -- Part II. Discourse in action -- Constructing community : 'race', 'culture' and 'nation' -- Accounting for the 'social' : stories of social conflict and social influence -- Practical politics and ideological dilemmas -- The prejudice problematic
Control code
26635442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780231082600
Lccn
92030481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1491073

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