"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".

Author/s Giacomo Todeschini
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/2 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 293-300 File size 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, "Noi ne siamo testimoni, noi che fummo con lui, noi felici pochi". La costruzione europea del pensiero razzista come dinamica linguistica di allontanamento dal noi in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 2/2013, pp 293-300, DOI: 10.3280/PU2013-002010