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"We who were witnesses, we who were with him, we happy few". European construction of the racist thought as linguistic dynamics of the removal from the "we".
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE 
Author/s: Giacomo Todeschini 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  8 Pg. 293-300 FullText PDF:  71 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PU2013-002010
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Starting from an analysis of the lexical and political-theological formation of the Western European "we" (nos) as a collective charismatic subject, we may reconstruct the cultural and linguistic genealogy of the stereotypes that have gradually defined and pictured the various typologies of human, psychological and racial separation and inferiority. The history of these representations and of the unwitting associations among the images hidden in these rhetorics allows us to read, within the racist and discriminatory discourse, a long and layered path that slowly became part of the Western European culture, and to think and perceive the relationships among people and groups.
Keywords: We, others, Christians, Jews, humanity

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Giacomo Todeschini, "We who were witnesses, we who were with him, we happy few". European construction of the racist thought as linguistic dynamics of the removal from the "we". in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 2/2013, pp. 293-300, DOI:10.3280/PU2013-002010

   

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