dehumanization dehumanization  /ˌdi ˌhju mə nə ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities


  1. Having struggled for his dignity as an African American, he was still subject to the dehumanization implicit in homophobia.
  2. It involves using people as means; it turns human life into a commodity and fosters a culture of dehumanization that we accept at our peril.
  3. When the committee discussed the master plan with Kollek two months ago, it attacked the project's matchbox buildings, haphazard community planning and dehumanization.


  • Review: AUP's At Home at the Zoo

    Acting Up fails to investigate Edward Albee's core themes and concerns in a superficial production of his At Home at the Zoo . by Katelyn Coyne Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo builds on his better-known The Zoo Story (1959), in which two strangers in a park, Peter and Jerry, talk about isolation, miscommunication and dehumanization, among other nihilistic tropes. Albee's new first act to The ...
    on October 30, 2013     Source: Nuvo

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  1. "The Web creates real relationships and does not result in autism and dehumanization," said Scheer, who admitted he gets nervous when he does not have Internet access while on vacation.
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: August-Wilhelm Scheer Source: Reuters UK

  2. "We are not a threat to international peace, not a threat to our region," President Mugabe added. "We are hearing words from the white lips of regimes with a cruel history of imperialism and the blatant dehumanization of our people."
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: Zimbabwe Guardian

  3. "They were sent there solely for that reason," Mr. Sharpton said. "To make money to pay her debt. It was just so clear that they were nothing but property. The complete dehumanization - I don't think I fully understood it until this hit...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: New York Times

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