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Characteristic Faces: On Hawk Noses and Chubby Cheeks

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Characteristic Faces: On Hawk Noses and Chubby Cheeks - Sliggers, Bert, and De Rooij, Piet, and Roodenburg, Linda
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Prejudices and stereotypes are as ancient as mankind. Why do we think we can deduce someone's characteristics by their appearance? This book is based on the contested theory of Italian doctor Lombroso on the heredity of criminality. Lombroso stated that criminal behavior is a part of human nature. He wanted to prove some forms of criminality are hereditary. Facial features, corporal constitution... as a basis to stigmatize people. But how do we deal with appearance these days, in a multicultural society? Do we still presume ...

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Characteristic Faces: On Hawk Noses and Chubby Cheeks 2015, Lannoo Publishers, Tielt

ISBN-13: 9789401421874

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