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Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others
Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others by David Livingstone Smith 0312532725 9780312532727
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Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others by David Livingstone Smith

A revelatory look at why we dehumanize each other, with stunning examples from world history as well as todays headlinesBrute. Cockroach. Lice. Vermin. Dog. Beast. These and other monikers are constantly in use to refer to other humansfor political, religious, ethnic, or sexist reasons. Human beings have a tendency to regard members of their own kind as less than human. This tendency has made atrocities like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and the slave trade possible, and yet we still find it in phenomena such as xenophobia, homophobia, military propaganda, and racism.Less Than Humandraws on a rich mix of history, psychology, biology, anthropology and philosophy to document the pervasiveness of dehumanization, describe its forms, and explain why we so often resort to it.David Livingstone Smith posits that this behavior is rooted in human nature, but gives us hope in also stating that biological traits are malleable, showing us that change is possible.Less Than Humanis a chilling indictment of our nature, and is as timely as it is relevant.

Author: David Livingstone Smith

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 2011-03-01

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ISBN: 0312532725


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