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The empire of disgust : prejudice, discrimination, and policy in India and the US / edited by Zoya Hasan, Aziz Z. Huq, Martha C. Nussbaum, Vidhu Verma. [electronic resource]

Publication:
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource.
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
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Subjects:
Discrimination -- India.
Discrimination -- United States.
Minorities -- India -- Social conditions.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions.
Aversion -- India.
Aversion -- United States.
Summary:
All known societies exclude and stigmatize one or more minority groups. Frequently these exclusions are underwritten with a rhetoric of disgust: people of a certain group, it is alleged, are filthy, hyper-animal, or not fit to share such facilities as drinking water, food, and public swimming pools with the `clean' and `fully human' majority. But exclusions vary in their scope and also in the specific disgust-ideologies underlying them. In this volume, interdisciplinary scholars from the United States and India present a detailed comparative study of the varieties of prejudice and stigma that pervade contemporary social and political life: prejudice along the axes of caste, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, transgender, disability, religion, and economic class.
Notes:
Previously issued in print: 2018.
Includes index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 17, 2019).
Contributor:
Hasan, Zoya, 1947- editor.
Huq, Aziz Z., editor.
Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- editor.
Verma, Vidhu, 1961- editor.
ISBN:
0-19-909377-6