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Discrimination and Reaction: The Practical Constitution of Social Exclusion

Evergeti, V (2011) Discrimination and Reaction: The Practical Constitution of Social Exclusion SYMB INTERACT, 34 (3). pp. 377-397.

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This article explores and extends Blumer's work on race prejudice and discrimination by using empirical data from an ethnographic study of minority communities in Greece. Blumer explains prejudice as the result of an interactional process through which one group defines itself as superior or dominant in relation to the other. His work on race prejudice has often been misinterpreted as emphasizing the individual's subjective imaginary of the "other." Here I illustrate the importance of the intersubjective processes involved in defining a particular social situation as discriminatory. A central point of the article is to elaborate on his analysis by looking at the experience of prejudice and discrimination from the receiving end, through the participants' interpretation of their social interactions with the dominant group. Therefore I focus on how members of the subordinate group interact with the process that Blumer identifies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 2011
DOI : 10.1525/si.2011.34.3.377
Uncontrolled Keywords : Blumer, prejudice, discrimination, ethnography, Muslim minorities, stigmatized identity, GROUP POSITION, RACE-RELATIONS, SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM, BLUMER,HERBERT WORK, PREJUDICE
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:10
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 14:00

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