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Dehumanization and social class: Animality in the stereotypes of "white trash," "chavs," and "bogans".

Loughnan, Steve, Haslam, Nick, Sutton, Robbie M., Spencer, Bettina (2014) Dehumanization and social class: Animality in the stereotypes of "white trash," "chavs," and "bogans". Social Psychology, 45 (1). pp. 54-61. ISSN 1864-9335. (doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000159) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Three studies examined whether animality is a component of low-SES stereotypes. In Study 1a–1c, the content of “white trash” (USA), “chav” (UK), and “bogan” (Australia) stereotypes was found to be highly consistent, and in every culture it correlated positively with the stereotype content of apes. In Study 2a and 2b, a within-subjects approach replicated this effect and revealed that it did not rely on derogatory labels or was reducible to ingroup favoritism or system justification concerns. In Study 3, the “bogan” stereotype was associated with ape, rat, and dog stereotypes independently of established stereotype content dimensions (warmth, competence, and morality). By implication, stereotypes of low-SES people picture them as primitive, bestial, and incompletely human.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000159
Uncontrolled keywords: dehumanization, stereotypes, social class, working class, race
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Robbie Sutton
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35004 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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