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  1. Atlas of Prejudice: Mapping Stereotypes, Vol. 1
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  2. Atlas of Prejudice: Mapping Stereotypes, Vol. 1

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    Price R519.00

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The Atlas of Prejudice is a continuation of the highly successful Mapping Stereotypes project by visual artist Yanko Tsvetkov. Started in January 2009, the project soon became a viral online sensation. It was gradually expanded to contain more than 40 stereotype maps, which the author describes as cartographic caricatures ridiculing the worst excesses of human bigotry and narrow-mindedness.

The essays that accompany them narrate the story of the project and contemplate humanity’s affair with prejudice since the dawn of civilization. They offer an even deeper but equally hilarious perspective on our inherent tendency to randomly blame people simply because someone convinced us that they ate our breakfast.

According to this book, the first domesticated animal was not the dog, but the scapegoat. The razor-sharp irony of the author will guide you through the delusions of the ancient civilizations of Greece and China, reveal the stupefying amalgam of superstition and paranoia of the Middle Ages and it will leave you begging for more with a grotesquely hilarious prediction about the future of Europe.

Satire and cartography rarely come in a single package but in the Atlas of Prejudice they successfully blend to produce a book that is shockingly funny and disturbingly thought-provoking all at the same time.

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Yanko Tsvetkov
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colour illustrations
colour illustrations
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I was bombing in Internet on maps representing Europe and the world from different perspective I ever had. For me you should have great sense of humour and deep knowledge about the world and the history to generate such creative perspective to the globe. I was so surprised to find that this was created by a country mate of mine.
Have a look and you will understand why people in Europe behave as do :)
Got this for my cynical son's birthday. A wickedly clever presentation of the stereotypes every culture has of every other culture, in the form of maps titled with the unspoken ideas about other countries each outside culture secretly cherishes.
This book is helpful to understand how people around the world think about other nations. It portrays the mental conflict people have between the "self" and the "other" at the level of nations. The maps Tsvetkov created are expressive: they attempt to explain this mental conflict by showing stereotypes people have about their neighbors and the world.

Although it is critical of stereotypes, Tsvetkov's book itself creates, at points, stereotypes or magnify existing ones. This usually takes a satirical form, which adds to the beauty of the book.

The maps are also graphically interesting. Tsvetkov did a good job in choosing sets of colors that are balanced and eye-catching.
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