Getting respect: responding to stigma and discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel

Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva, Jessica S Welburn, Joshua A Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog, Elisa Reis

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"Racism is a common occurrence for members of marginalized groups around the world. Getting Respect illuminates their experiences by comparing three countries with enduring group boundaries: the United States, Brazil and Israel. The authors delve into what kinds of stigmatizing or discriminatory incidents individuals encounter in each country, how they respond to these occurrences, and what they view as the best strategy--whether individually, collectively, through confrontation, or through self-improvement--for dealing with such events. This deeply collaborative and integrated study draws on more than four hundred in-depth interviews with middle- and working-class men and women residing in and around multiethnic cities--New York City, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv--to compare the discriminatory experiences of African Americans, black Brazilians, and Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel, as well as Israeli Ethiopian Jews and Mizrahi (Sephardic) Jews"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPrinceton, New Jersey
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number of pages377
ISBN (Print)0691167079, 1400883776, 9780691167077, 9781400883776
StatePublished - 2016

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Discrimination -- Brazil
  • Discrimination -- Israel
  • Discrimination -- United States
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Ethnic relations
  • Conflict, Ethnic
  • Ethnic violence
  • Inter-ethnic conflict
  • Interethnic conflict
  • Inter-ethnic relations
  • Interethnic relations
  • Relations among ethnic groups


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