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Theories of Genocide
A comparison of the theories of Allport and Zimbardo on the causes of genocide.
# 124434 | 250 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (Theory) , Holocaust Studies (General)

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A brief comparison of Allport and Zimbardo on the causes of genocide, using examples of the Holocaust, Ukraine, Rwanda, and Armenia.

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"A number of theories regarding the causes of genocide have been advanced. Allport's Ladder of Prejudice begins with Speech in which a group of people become the butt of negative commentary, including jokes and stereotypes affirmed by others. Secondly, Avoidance of these stereotyped people occurs and they are isolated. Third, Discrimination emerges in the form of law and social custom with the out group increasingly subject to official or institutional discriminatory practices. Fourth, Physical Attacks and violence are initiated against the out group and finally, Extermination..."

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