The Resource The authoritarian specter, Bob Altemeyer

The authoritarian specter, Bob Altemeyer

Label
The authoritarian specter
Title
The authoritarian specter
Statement of responsibility
Bob Altemeyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, the emergence of militias and skinheads, attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics, the backlash against equal rights movements - these, according to Bob Altemeyer, are all versions of one story: the authoritarian personality in action. But Nazi types, militias, and the Klan are just extreme examples of authoritarians, he argues. The Authoritarian Specter shows that many ordinary people today are highly susceptible to hate literature and are psychologically disposed to embrace antidemocratic, fascist policies. Many of our biggest problems, seemingly unrelated, are found to have common authoritarian roots
  • Based on results from a prize-winning research program, this book gives insight into how authoritarian minds are created and how they operate, and how their failings and vulnerabilities produce submission and aggression. A search for authoritarians on the left finds very few. Instead, studies reveal a strong concentration of authoritarians among religious fundamentalists and conservative politicians. These and many other powerful findings explain a persistent sentiment in our democracy to submit to "a man on horseback," to attack those who are different, to march in lock-step. This compelling, timely work advances our scientific understanding of authoritarianism on many fronts and deserves a wide readership
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Altemeyer, Bob
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC481
LC item number
.A48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authoritarianism
  • Fascism
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Autoritarisme
  • Fascisme
  • Extrémistes de droite
  • Extrême droite
  • Authoritarianism
  • Fascism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Autoritaire persoonlijkheid
  • Extremisme
  • Rechts (politiek)
  • Autoritäre Persönlichkeit
Label
The authoritarian specter, Bob Altemeyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Twenty Stories -- 1. Previous Research on Right-Wing Authoritarianism -- 2. Studying Authoritarianism: Research Methodology and Methodology Research -- 3. The Personal Origins of Right-Wing Authoritarianism -- 4. The Cognitive Behavior of Authoritarians -- 5. Inconsistency and Blindness in the Authoritarian Mind -- 6. Authoritarianism and Religion -- 7. Sex and the Single Authoritarian -- 8. Dogmatism -- 9. Left-Wing Authoritarianism -- 10. The Effects of Hate Literature -- 11. The Authoritarianism of Legislators in North America -- Conclusion: A Few Last Words on the Subject
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780674053052
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96021389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34690660
  • (OCoLC)ocm34690660
Label
The authoritarian specter, Bob Altemeyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Twenty Stories -- 1. Previous Research on Right-Wing Authoritarianism -- 2. Studying Authoritarianism: Research Methodology and Methodology Research -- 3. The Personal Origins of Right-Wing Authoritarianism -- 4. The Cognitive Behavior of Authoritarians -- 5. Inconsistency and Blindness in the Authoritarian Mind -- 6. Authoritarianism and Religion -- 7. Sex and the Single Authoritarian -- 8. Dogmatism -- 9. Left-Wing Authoritarianism -- 10. The Effects of Hate Literature -- 11. The Authoritarianism of Legislators in North America -- Conclusion: A Few Last Words on the Subject
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780674053052
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96021389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34690660
  • (OCoLC)ocm34690660

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