The functions of discrimination and prejudice

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Harper & Row, 1982 - Social Science - 258 pages
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Contents

THE PERSISTENCE OF DISCRIMINATION
91
PERSONALITY FUNCTIONS
133
SOCIAL FUNCTIONS OF DISCRIMINATION
159
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About the author (1982)

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University. He has authored or coauthored a number of books, including Elementary Statistics in Social Research, The Functions of Prejudice, Gossip: The Inside Scoop, Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, and Overkill: Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed. Levin's work has appeared in professional journals, including Youth & Society, Criminology, The Gerontologist, and Sex Roles, as well as in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune and USA Today. He has lectured on campuses around the country about serial murder, hate crimes, and domestic terrorism. A dedicated educator and social advocate, Jack Levin received Northeastern University's Excellence in Teaching Award and was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its Professor of the Year in Massachusetts.

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