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Author Makari, George, author.

Title Of fear and strangers : a history of xenophobia / George Makari.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  305.8009 MAK    In Cataloging
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxii, 346 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-324) and index.
Contents Prologue: out of Beirut -- Part I: The origins of xenophobia : Chapter 1: In search of Xénos -- Chapter 2: Avant la lettre, or the black legend -- Chapter 3: The first xenophobes -- Chapter 4: The boxer uprising -- Chapter 5: Colonial panic -- Chapter 6: Commence the unraveling -- Chapter 7: Immigrant boomerang -- Chapter 8: The road to genocide -- Part II: Inside the xenophobic mind : Chapter 9: Little Albert and the wages of fear -- Chapter 10: The invention of the stereotype -- Chapter 11: Projection and the negative of love -- Chapter 12: The enigma of the other -- Chapter 13: Self estrangements -- Part III: The return of the stranger : Chapter 14: Why we hate them -- Chapter 15: The new xenophobia -- Coda: in the Pyrenees.
Summary "A startling work of historical sleuthing and synthesis, Of Fear and Strangers reveals the forgotten histories of xenophobia-and what they mean for us today. By 2016, it was impossible to ignore an international resurgence of xenophobia. What had happened? Looking for clues, psychiatrist and historian George Makari started out in search of the idea's origins. To his astonishment, he discovered an unfolding series of never-told stories. While a fear and hatred of strangers may be ancient, he found that the notion of a dangerous bias called "xenophobia" arose not so long ago. Coined by late nineteenth-century doctors and political commentators and popularized by an eccentric stenographer, xenophobia emerged alongside Western nationalism, colonialism, mass migration, and genocide. In this groundbreaking work, the author investigates these forces alongside the writings of figures such as Joseph Conrad, Albert Camus, and Richard Wright, and innovators like Walter Lippmann, Sigmund Freud, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Frantz Fanon. In the end, Of Fear and Strangers pulls together the most critical contributions, to help us comprehend the "New Xenophobia" we now face"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Xenophobia -- History.
Ethnic relations -- History.
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects -- History.
Discrimination -- History.
Nationalism -- History.
ISBN 9780393652000 (hardcover)
0393652009 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40030755912

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