dehumanization


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de·hu·man·i·za·tion

(dē-hyū'măn-i-zā'shŭn),
Loss of human characteristics; brutalization by either mental or physical means; stripping one of self-esteem.
[de- + humanus, human, fr. homo, man]
The stripping of human qualities from people or from situations involving people, as an expediency that allows the policy makers (in a totalitarian state) to justify untenable situations, as the persons of interest are ‘less than human’

de·hu·man·i·za·tion

(dē-hyū'măn-ī-zā'shŭn)
Loss of human characteristics; brutalization by either mental or physical means; stripping one of self-esteem.
[de- + humanus, human, fr. homo, man]
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Religion and dehumanization coupled together have been highly detrimental for Blacks in the United States.
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The three dimensions assessed include: Emotional Exhaustion which assesses the feelings of the subject in relation to the emotional state caused by the work (9 items); Dehumanization which describes what may be a cold and impersonal response of the individual towards their patients (5 items); and Personal Accomplishment which evaluates feelings of competence and professional effectiveness in carrying out their work (8 items).
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Specifically, to assess the participants' overall objectification tendency, I created a scale based on the Inclusion of Other in Self Scale (IOS; Aron et al., 1991) and on Haslam's (2006) conceptualization of dehumanization. In the IOS seven pairs of circles that increasingly overlap are depicted, with the first pair comprising two adjacent circles (coded as 1) and the seventh pair showing almost complete overlap (coded as 7).
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Haque and Waytz (2012) delineate six mechanisms of dehumanization that are especially relevant to the prison context: de-individuation, suppression of agency and autonomy, intergroup dissimilarity, mechanization and objectification, and moral disengagement.
* Slavery's foundation rested on dehumanization, and was modeled on the domestication, sale (or transfer), and coercion of animals.
It is unfortunate that the dehumanization of individuals and peoples is increasingly becoming the catch-all solution to the myriad challenges society faces.
But if the book shines as a salt-licked meditation on the grinding, mechanistic dehumanization that was the substance of the work, it has great value too as a sombre presage of the neoliberal tactics to follow in the decades after.
He has found that many of the arguments of right-wing authoritarianism are also used in explaining the "Christian Right." His topics are: whether right-wing authoritarianism is incorrect; constructing the Christian dehumanization scale; who are those dehumanizing Christians; authoritarianism, dehumanization, and critical thinking; whether Christian dehumanization is merely a version of right-wing authoritarianism; and where to go from here.
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