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The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists

Stephen E Bronner

Abstract

This book presents bigotry as a systematic, all-encompassing mindset that has a special affinity for rightwing movements. It explores the appeal of bigotry, the self-image it justifies, the interests it serves, and its complex connection with modernity. It reveals how prejudice shapes the conspiratorial and paranoid worldview of the true believer, the elitist, and the chauvinist. In the process, it becomes apparent how the bigot hides behind mainstream conservative labels in order to support policies designed to disadvantage the targets of his contempt. Examining bigotry in its various dimensi ... More

Keywords: bigotry, rightwing movements, self-image, modernity, prejudice, bigot, hatred, social progress, liberal values, secularism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300162516
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300162516.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen E Bronner, author
Rutgers University