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Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel

Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog, and Elisa Reis


Racism is a common occurrence for members of marginalized groups around the world. This book illuminates their experiences and responses to stigmatization and discrimination by comparing three countries with enduring group boundaries: the United States, Brazil and Israel. The book delves into what kinds of stigmatizing or discriminatory incidents individuals encounter in each country, how they respond to these occurrences, and what they view as the best strategy—whether individually, collectively, through confrontation, or through self-improvement—for dealing with such events. The book draws o ... More

Keywords: racism, race, stigmatization, marginalized groups, discrimination, African Americans, Black Brazilians, Arab Palestinians, Ethiopian Jews, Mizrahi Jews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691183404
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691183404.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michèle Lamont, author
Harvard University

Graziella Moraes Silva, author
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Jessica S. Welburn, author
University of Iowa