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Microaggression Theory. Influence and Implications

  • ID: 4455633
  • Book
  • October 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Get to know the sociopolitical context behind microaggressions

Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership (e.g., race, gender, culture, religion, social class, sexual orientation, etc.). These daily, common manifestations of aggression leave many people feeling vulnerable, targeted, angry, and afraid. How has this become such a pervasive part of our social and political rhetoric, and what is the psychology behind it?

In Microaggression Theory, the original research team that created the microaggressions taxonomy, Gina Torino, David Rivera, Christina Capodilupo, Kevin Nadal, and Derald Wing Sue, address these issues head–on in a fascinating work that explores the newest findings of microaggressions in their sociopolitical context. It delves into how the often invisible nature of this phenomenon prevents perpetrators from realizing and confronting their own complicity in creating psychological dilemmas for marginalized groups, and discusses how prejudice, privilege, safe spaces, and cultural appropriation have become themes in our contentious social and political discourse. 

  • Details the psychological effects of microaggressions in separate chapters covering clinical impact, trauma, related stress syndromes, and the effect on perpetrators
  • Examines how microaggressions affect education, employment, health care, and the media
  • Explores how social policies and practices can minimize the occurrence and impact of microaggressions in a range of environments
  • Investigates how microaggressions relate to larger social movements

If you come across the topic of microaggressions in your day–to–day life, you can keep the conversation going in a productive manner with research to back it up!

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About the Editors

Part I Microaggression Theory

Chapter 1 – Everything You Wanted to Know About Microaggressions but Didn t Get a Chance to Ask
Gina C. Torino, David P. Rivera, Christina M. Capodilupo, Kevin L. Nadal and Derald Wing Sue

Chapter 2 – Aversive Racism, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions
John F. Dovidio, Adam R. Pearson and Louis A. Penner

Chapter 3 – Multidimensional Models of Microaggressions and Microaffirmations
James M. Jones and Rosalie Rolón–Dow

Chapter 4 Intersectionality Theory and Microaggressions: Implications for Research, Teaching and Practice
Jioni A. Lewis, Marlene G. Williams, Anahvia Taiyib Moody, Erica J. Peppers and Cecile A. Gadson

Part II Detrimental Impact of Microaggressions

Chapter 5 Microaggressions: Clinical Impacts and Psychological Harm
Jesse Owen, Karen W.Tao and Joanna M. Drinane

Chapter 6 Microaggressions: Considering the Framework of Psychological Trauma
Thema Bryant–Davis

Chapter 7 – Factors Contributing to Microaggressions, Racial Battle Fatigue, Stereotype Threat and Imposter Phenomenon for Non–Hegemonic Students: Implications for Urban Education
Jennifer Martin

Chapter 8 – Microaggressions and Internalized Oppression: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Institutional Impacts of Internalized Microaggressions
E. J. R. David, Jessica Petalio and Maria Crouch

Chapter 9 I Didn t Know That Was Racist : Costs of Racial Microaggressions to White People
D Anthony Clark and Lisa Spanierman

Part III – Manifestation of Microaggressions

Chapter 10 The 360 Degree Experience of Workplace Microaggressions: Who Commits Them? How Do Individuals Respond? What are the Consequences?
Jennifer Y. Kim, Duoc Nguyen and Caryn Block

Chapter 11 Microaggressions: Toxic Rain in Health Care
Silvia L. Mazzula and Rebecca R.Campón

Chapter 12 From Racial Microaggressions to Hate Crimes: A Model of Online Racism Based on the Lived Experiences of Adolescents of Color
Brandesha M. Tynes, Fantasy T. Lozada, Naila A. Smith and Ashley Stewart

Chapter 13 Environmental Microaggressions: Context, Symbols, and Mascots
Jesse A. Steinfeldt, Jacqueline Hyman and M. Clint Steinfeldt

Part IV Microaggressions and Social Policies and Practices

Chapter 14 Microaggressions & Student Activism:  Harmless Impact and Victimhood Controversies
Derald Wing Sue

Chapter 15 Radical by Necessity, Not by Choice : From Microaggressions to Social Activism
Michelle Fine, Maria Torre, David Frost and Allison Cabana

Part V Microaggressions:  Interventions & Strategies

Chapter 16 Microaggressions: Workplace Interventions
Aisha M. B. Holder

Chapter 17 –  Compliments and Jokes : Unpacking Racial Microaggressions in the K–12 Classroom
Rita Kohli, Nallely Arteaga and Alexia Reyes McGovern

Chapter 18 Microaggressions in Higher Education: Embracing Educative Spaces
Kathryn S. Young and Myron R. Anderson

Part VI The Future of Microaggression Theory

Chapter 19 Microaggression Theory:  What the Future Holds
Gina C. Torino, David P. Rivera, Christina M. Capodilupo, Kevin L. Nadal and Derald Wing Sue

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Gina C. Torino
David P. Rivera
Christina M. Capodilupo
Kevin L. Nadal
Derald Wing Sue
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