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The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (1999)

Stereotypes have a powerful effect in organizing our thinking and behaviour, as I’ve noted in a series of posts including one entitled: Perceptions of warmth and competence drive our stereotypes: Cuddy et al. (2008) Labels are a matter of life and death. Estonia My parents fled Estonia as refugees in 1944. This fact provides a context for […]

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Perceptions of warmth and competence drive our stereotypes: Cuddy et al. (2008)

This post deals with bias and prejudice. I first highlight a recent Guardian article, after which I outline recent academic research related to the dynamics of bias and prejudice. An Aug. 16, 2016 Guardian article is entitled: “The dark history of Donald Trump’s rightwing revolt.” The subhead reads: “The Republican intellectual establishment is united against […]

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Stories and frames

Stories drive outcomes Storytelling is wired into our brains. Stories are part of who we are. The frame, within which a story is presented, is a story in itself. Stories can lead to real-world consequences as the following blog post notes: When immersed in a story we let down our guard Erving Goffman has addressed, in the […]

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Studies regarding mass killing during Guatemalan civil war

A Jan. 6, 2015 Guardian article is entitled: “Ex-Guatemalan officials arrested over civil war killings and abuses” The subhead is entitled: “The suspects face charges of crimes against humanity involving massacres and disappearances of people by security forces under their command.” A Jan. 16, 2016 New York Times article is entitled: “Guatemala Arrests Former Military Officers […]

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The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China (2015) addresses the translation of hegemonic discourses

A blurb at the Toronto Public Library website for The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China (2015) by Luigi Tomba notes that, “At times of conflict and in daily interactions, the penetration of the state discourse about social stability becomes clear.” China’s political and social change In The Government Next Door (2015) Luigi Tomba, addresses how stories are […]

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After ’08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis (2015)

I’ve recently been reading After ’08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis (2015). A blurb for the book reads: “The global financial crisis of 2007-8 shook the economic foundations of nations, collapsed large financial institutions, and wiped out the livelihoods of millions of people. The crisis also marked a turning point for social policy, […]