English Homework - According to the Current Directions in Psychological Science dehumanization is the process of “representing human agents as

English Homework - According to the Current Directions in...

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According to the Current Directions in Psychological Science dehumanization is the process of, “representing human agents as nonhuman objects or animals and hence denying them human-essential capacities such as thought and emotion” (Waytz 60). In Beloved , Morrison makes the slave masters treat the main characters as objects and in some cases as animals. In the story, women are viewed as cows and sexual objects. The men in the story are viewed as property and a source of labor. The slave masters didn’t give any regard to how the slaves felt
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Unformatted text preview: mentally and physically. The slaves' thoughts and concerns were never heard by the masters. The slave masters’ only concerns focused on whether or not their work was done. Waytz, Adam, et al. “Social Cognition Unbound: Insights Into Anthropomorphism and Dehumanization.” Current Directions in Psychological Science , vol. 19, no. 1, 2010, pp. 58–62. JSTOR , ....
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