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Getting RespectResponding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel$
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Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog, and Elisa Reis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691183404

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691183404.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Getting Respect
Author(s):

Michèle Lamont

Graziella Moraes Silva

Jessica S. Welburn

Joshua Guetzkow

Nissim Mizrachi

Hanna Herzog

Elisa Reis

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691183404.003.0001

This book explores the stigmatizing or discriminatory experiences of ordinary people and how they respond to such experiences, along with the factors that affected their courses of action. Drawing on more than 400 in-depth interviews with African Americans in New York suburbs, Black Brazilians in and around Rio de Janeiro, and Arab Palestinians, Ethiopian Jews, and Mizrahi Jews in Israel, the book investigates how national configurations of cultural repertoires and group boundaries influence experiences of and responses to stigmatization and discrimination. To this end, the book describes the incidents where respondents—middle- and working-class men and women—were treated unfairly and the interactions where they felt underestimated, overscrutinized, misunderstood, feared, overlooked, shunned, or discriminated against. This introduction explains the book's approach for analyzing how groupness is organized around race, ethnicity, phenotype, nationality, or religion, as well as the challenges and questions it addresses, and how the study was undertaken.

Keywords:   stigmatization, discrimination, African Americans, Black Brazilians, Arab Palestinians, Ethiopian Jews, Mizrahi Jews, groupness, cultural repertoires, group boundaries

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