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Dehumanizing Christians: Cultural Competition in a Multicultural World

Yancey, George

Verlag: Transaction Publishers, 2013
ISBN 10: 1412852676 / ISBN 13: 9781412852678
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Titel: Dehumanizing Christians: Cultural ...

Verlag: Transaction Publishers

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "No observer of history should be surprised by the Left's hostility to religion. From the French revolution on, the political left has always striven to gain control over other people and impose on other people what the Left thinks is a good thing. Yancey is careful and thorough." -- Dr. John Ray, formerly of the School of Sociology at the University of NSW in Sydney, Australia (retired) "This book makes a compelling case for the existence of Christian dehumanization, and with it George Yancey continues leading the charge against this all-too-often accepted form of religious discrimination." --Bradley Wright, University of Connecticut. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1412852676

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Right-wing authoritarianism has emerged as a social psychological theory to explain conservative political and religious movements. Such authoritarianism is said to be rooted in the willingness of individuals to support authority figures who seek to restrict civil and human rights. George Yancey investigates the effectiveness of right-wing authoritarianism and the social phenomenon it represents. He analyzes how authoritarians on both the right and the left sides of the sociopolitical spectrum dehumanize their opponents.

Yancey details earlier research on the phenomena of right-wing authoritarianism, asking whether its characteristics are inherently linked to religious and political conservatives. He presents his Christian dehumanization scale, and shows that those high in right-wing authoritarianism differ from those high in Christian dehumanization in one key aspect: they did not support authoritarian measures against conservative Christians.

Yancey argues that authoritarianism is a tool of a larger phenomenon of dehumanization. He notes that dehumanization is sometimes used by conservatives who wish to use authoritarian measures against political radicals. Dehumanization is also used by progressives who would like to use authoritarian measures against conservative Christians. Yancey paints a bold picture with troubling implications about our understanding of society; he also considers the possible public policy dimensions of his work.

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George Yancey is professor of sociology at the University of North Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including What Motivates Cultural Progressives?: Understanding Opposition to the Political and Christian Rightand Compromising Scholarship: Religions and Political Bias in American Higher Education.

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