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ERIC Number: EJ1171598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
"Otherism"
Snell, Joel
Education, v138 n3 p271-275 Spr 2018
OTHERISM is the disuniting of a country or varying sizes of groups. Otherism is the process of unconsciously planned and contradictory "preparation" to "push" an individual(s) "out" of a group to "defend" against the entry of a person into a group or arrange "downward" in rank the person in the group. It is generally negative; it does not mean that it is malicious, but part of an urbanized, irritating, artificial inducing, civic war. It can be thoughtless, lack civility, and be stressful. It is in the word cluster of alienation, anomie, depression, urbanization, despair, depersonalization, and loneliness. As a metaphor, it is an ancient appearing gift, newly mass produced, and thoroughly wrapped in plastic and multicolored ribbon. The receiver's name on the gift is mass printed in a very attractive and ancient font. It has in the past been popularized by such terms as presentation of self, impression management, the lonely crowd, and habits of the heart. Additionally, it differs from special individuals in one's life such as Significant Other or Generalized Other. This comes from Mead, nor is it the Other of Holler. This individual's definition means a partner without description of sex, demographics, or psychographics. Other on balance is a social psychological term. It is the Stigmatized Other that is most discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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