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The empire of disgust (2019)

prejudice, discrimination, and policy in India and the US

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Abstract

All known societies exclude and stigmatize one or more minority groups. Frequently these exclusions are underwritten with a rhetoric of disgust: people of a certain group, it is alleged, are filthy, hyper-animal, or not fit to share such facilities as drinking water, food, and public swimming pools with the `clean' and `fully human' majority. But exclusions vary in their scope and also in the specific disgust-ideologies underlying them. In this volume, interdisciplinary scholars from the United States and India present a detailed comparative study of the varieties of prejudice and stigma that pervade contemporary social and political life: prejudice along the axes of caste, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, transgender, disability, religion, and economic class.

Keywords

Discrimination, Minorities, Aversion, Social conditions, India, United States

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780199093779

Edition

First edition

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780199487837.001.0001

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