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The BigotWhy Prejudice Persists$
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Stephen E Bronner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300162516

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300162516.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Bigot
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Stephen Eric Bronner

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300162516.003.0005

This book offers a phenomenological perspective on the bigot, whom it describes as someone whose prejudices tend to intersect in their ideological and political expressions. It explains why prejudice appeals to the bigot, how he chooses his targets, and what impulses are common to his worldview. As a prisoner of his prejudices, the book argues that the bigot validates himself by resorting to myths, stereotypes, and double standards. It examines the bigot's way of thinking about the world, the roles that he plays, and his political ambitions. To understand how bigotry works, the book combines the existential, psychological, sociological, and political elements that shape what Jean-Paul Sartre calls “the etiology of hatred”.

Keywords:   bigot, prejudice, stereotypes, double standards, bigotry, Jean-Paul Sartre, myths, hatred

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