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by Murray E.G. Smith,John S. Sorenson,Judith C. Blackwell

Contesting the putative "even-handedness" of many introductory social science texts, this innovative book presents strong and provocative arguments on contemporary social issues that will stimulate readers to think critically. The principal theme of the book is that social science is at its best, and most exciting, when it confronts and refutes "cultures of prejudice"—intricate systems of beliefs and attitudes that sustain many forms of social oppression and that are, themselves, sustained by ignorance and fear of the unknown and the unfamiliar. Such a critical social science, it is argued, can make an important contribution to promoting human freedom and extending human capacities.

Discussions range from the personal to the political, the national to the global, encompassing social policy analysis (law, health, and welfare), the status of women, and animal liberation, as well as nationalism, racism, political ideology, the global economy, and terrorism. This passionately argued book is an excellent supplementary text for undergraduate social science students, as well as a stimulating read for all those open to hard-hitting confrontations with conventional wisdom. Beginning each chapter with an aphorism, anecdote, or quotation that reflects, illustrates, or challenges particular prejudices, the authors offer concise critical discussions of the issues, informed by some of the best research and thought in the social scientific literature.

Download Culture of Prejudice: Arguments in Critical Social Science epub
ISBN: 1551114909
ISBN13: 978-1551114903
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Murray E.G. Smith,John S. Sorenson,Judith C. Blackwell
Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division; 2 edition (June 1, 2003)
Pages: 368 pages
ePUB size: 1509 kb
FB2 size: 1595 kb
Rating: 4.1
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It may be indiscrete to post a review without reading the tome, but if you look at [...]
you can read folio portions of the book that are so inaccurate, so historically false, and or 'bigoted' that you'd have to wonder at the intellectual interity of the author.... and yes, I've not read the book, but the folios are damming evidence of intellectual dishonesty
of a disturbingly high order. My apologies if this is out of bounds, but a book that is titled 'Culture of Prejudice' seems to be, if that info I've cited here is correct, indeed absolutely guilty of what it purports to uncover.
This book is filled with more lies than "The Affordable Care Act"
This link says it better than I could.
Read and learn...
After a three month long investigation of the content of this "text book" it is no-longer used as a sociology textbook at the University of Calgary due to numerous cited inaccuracies.
This book should be considered a grievous example of pseudo scholarship.