Negare l'altro. La deumanizzazione e le sue forme

Translated title of the contribution: Denying the other: The forms of dehumanization

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Dehumanization is one of the main strategies to delegitimize the other, to exclude him/her from the circle of those who are considered human, justifying measures of extreme cruelty. There are animalistic and mechanistic forms of dehumanization, which it may also take the form of demonization, biologization, objectification, and invisibility. After a brief review of the psycho-social studies on dehumanization, the present work focuses on the dehumanization of Jews in the Fascist propaganda through the analysis of images that appeared in La Difesa della Razza ("The Defense of the Race"), an Italian magazine published from August 1938 to June 1943 with the aim to convey racist and anti-Semitic ideas to the Italian population.

Translated title of the contributionDenying the other: The forms of dehumanization
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)311-328
Number of pages18
JournalPsicoterapia e Scienze Umane
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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