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Elite Discourse and Racism
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Elite Discourse and Racism (Paperback)

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This volume takes a critical approach to the study of prejudice and discrimination by focusing on the role of elites in the reproduction of racism. Van Dijk's main thesis is that racism in North America and Europe is primarily `top down' and preformulated by the elites, and is not only - as the elites would have it - a `popular' phenomenon.







The book opens with a wide-ranging study of the ways parliamentarians in the Netherlands, Germany, France, the UK and the USA debate immigration, refugees and civil rights, subtly contributing to the negative image of minorities. It goes on to examine how managers of international corporations talk about affirmative action and minority employment. A chapter on racism in social science textbooks focuses on the educational representation of minorities, and is followed by an analysis of academic sociology introductions used in the UK and the USA. The influence of these political, corporate, educational and academic elites, their text and talk, is finally studied in relation to the fundamental role of the press in the reproduction of racism.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhysical anthropology & ethnographyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial discrimination Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc Publication Date: 30/04/1993 ISBN-13: 9780803950719  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Teun A. van Dijk is a Visiting Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. From 1980 to 2006 he held a personal chair as Professor of Discourse Studies at the University of Amsterdam. A world leading scholar of discourse studies and author of over 250 books and articles, he edits the SAGE journals Disourse & Society, Discourse Studies, and Discourse and Communication.

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