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Best Practices for Responding to Stigma and Discrimination

Michèle Lamont
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The book Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel illuminates the stigmatizing or discriminatory incidents individuals encounter in the titular countries, how they respond, and what they view as the best strategy—whether individually, collectively, through confrontation, or through self-improvement—for coping. In the process, the book’s authors develop a strikingly original and powerful framework for understanding race relations. 

Getting Respect draws on more than four hundred in-depth interviews with middle- and working-class men and women residing in and around multiethnic cities—New York City, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv—to compare the discriminatory experiences of African Americans, black Brazilians, Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel, and Israeli Ethiopian and Mizrahi (Sephardic) Jews.

Watch video of Michèle Lamont, one of the book’s coauthors, discussing her work at a recent event above, or listen to audio below.

Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel (February 13, 2017)

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