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The Things They Say Behind Your Back : Stereotypes and the Myths Behind Them
by William Helmreich


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In this groundbreaking book in the dim world of opinion formation Helm-reich opens a closet bursting with skeletons and explores the myths and his-torical roots of stereotypes pertaining to several ethnic groups: Are Jews re-ally smarter? What about rhythmical Blacks, hard-drinking Irishmen, dumb Poles, emotional Hispanics, and all those cold, artificial WASPs sipping in-evitable dry martinis?  Read more...


 
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Overview

In this groundbreaking book in the dim world of opinion formation Helm-reich opens a closet bursting with skeletons and explores the myths and his-torical roots of stereotypes pertaining to several ethnic groups: Are Jews re-ally smarter? What about rhythmical Blacks, hard-drinking Irishmen, dumb Poles, emotional Hispanics, and all those cold, artificial WASPs sipping in-evitable dry martinis? He discusses which stereotypes are false, which are true, how they originated, and why some of the most libeled groups pro-mote warped perceptions about themselves.

Helmreich has examined over four hundred scientific studies and com-bines hard facts with humor, anecdotes, and common sense in his courage-ous attempt to understand and explain stereotypes. He contends that we should discuss this topic openly and recognize the tendencies and traits, negative and positive, -that are rooted in a group's history and culture rather than pretend that there are no differences among the members of multiracial America.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878559534
  • ISBN-10: 0878559531
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: January 1983
  • Page Count: 276
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.66 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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