dehumanization


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Synonyms for dehumanization

the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities

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Hamas launching missiles at Israeli cities is a dehumanization of Israelis' lives.
According to Raymond Michalowski, the militarization of the US-Mexico border has significantly increased the social injuries of those who cross the border without documentation in three broad categories: "(1) bodily harms such as death, injury, and illness, (2) exploitation by human smugglers, drug organizations, and sometimes law enforcement personnel, and (3) dehumanization in the form of hyper-criminalization, vigilantism, and abuses to human dignity.
As in the case of those building the Tower of Babel, Pharaoh's challenge to God's sovereignty relies on the dehumanization of individuals, in this case the people of Israel.
We argue that this politicization process results in the formation of a moral conviction about the goal of collective action, and 1) that this moral conviction is responsible for the effects of politicization on collective action readiness, but also that it has the potential 2) to sour the relation between activists and non-activists and to lower activists ability to attract followers, and 3) to lead to the dehumanization of political opponents and to justify the use of aggressive forms of collective action.
She said: "We only have to walk into our local store for a pint of milk to witness the dehumanization and sexualisation of girls and women - in full view among the men's health and lifestyle magazine titles.
According to the police report, "[S]he sent Rogers a resignation letter informing him that she could no longer suffer the indignities and dehumanization of his actions.
It is important to remember that the massacre in Srebrenica didn't occur out of the blue, but had deep roots in a history of demonization and dehumanization of the Muslims in Bosnia.
No doubt, African American religion stems from the terror and dread of American white supremacism and the structures of dehumanization.
Dehumanization is the psychological capacity to deny the humanity of others, to relegate people to the status of non-human animals, and so to deprive them of the protections normally accorded to fellow humans by moral codes.
I can only speak of Gaza because I no longer visit Nablus or Ramallah or Jenin, places I had travelled to before I was banned from Israel, another human being who happens to be a Jew who condemns the dehumanization of an entire population of Palestinians.
Another hit from their last album is "A Good Year for the Robots," which explores dehumanization and discrimination.
Anthropomorphism in reverse is known as dehumanization - when humans are represented as nonhuman objects or animals.
To fully understand the incredible dreadfulness of this booklet, and the underlying dehumanization of disabled veterans, one must only look at the section, "What makes your life worth living?
Bitkom President August-Wilhelm Scheer said, AoThe Web creates real relationships and does not result in autism and dehumanization.
Articles examine such issues as data visualization serving as a new abstraction and an element of the anti-sublime, post-literate practice, unreliable simulation, blogs as literature, virtual reality as a teaching tool, dehumanization and rhetoric, haptic interfaces, and the impact of the "undo" button.