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`This is a comprehensive text that is extremely well written by top social psychologists, with all of the major theoretical perspectives represented. The editors should be commended for putting together this lively and engaging text' - Nyla Branscombe Department of Psychology, University of Kansas A range of international events have recently focused attention on issues of prejudice, racism and social conflict: increasing tensions in former Eastern bloc countries, political conflict in Northern Ireland and the United States, as well as racial conflict in the Baltic States, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. In light of these events, Understanding Prejudice, Racism and Social Conflict presents a timely and important update to the literature, and will a fascinating textbook for all students who need to study the subject.
Chapter 1: Prejudice, Racism, and Social Psychology
During the last years of the twentieth century, a range of international events has focused attention on issues of prejudice and racism: increasing ethno-nationalistic tensions in the former Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union; ethnic conflict in the Middle East and Africa; and a resurgence of debates and controversies concerning issues of ‘race’, racism, multiculturalism, nationalism, and immigration in western Europe, the US, and Australasia. In the 1990s alone we witnessed several sustained and systematic programs of genocide in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Rwanda. These sociopolitical events have led to a resurgence of research around issues of ‘race’, racism, and intergroup relations within the social sciences. With the publication of The Authoritarian Personality in 1950, by Adorno ...