WORDS APART: The Language of Prejudice.
Edition: First printing.
London: Kyle Cathie Limited, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "collection of around four thousand words and phrases with a common link: prejudice. It is a lexicon that reveals the verbal lengths to which we will go to distance ourselves from people who are different. This is a broad vocabulary, encompassing much more than the simplistic terms of racist abuse. Here are phrases that we use everyday like 'French letter' or 'going Dutch', which draw on the language of nationalism but eschew the aggression and bigotry often associated with xenophobia. . . From the grimly obvious - 'spick', 'mick', 'coon' and 'kike' - to the bizarre - 'as bilong sospen', 'side-pork' and 'ippeltysk'." Includes an introductory essay on the topic of xenophobic language, and looks at different ethnic groups, the stereotypes they have taken on, the words they attract and those they use. ISBN: 1-856262162.
Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (corners of textblock somewhat bumped).