Definitions for: Xenophobia


[n] an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers



See Also: social phobia




Famous Quotes Containing Xenophobia:


Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression.

-- Antonio Tabucchi (Italian Writer)

As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.

-- Eric Hobsbawm (British Historian)

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.

-- Hans Kung (Swiss Theologian)


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