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Martha Augoustinos & Katherine J. Reynolds

In: Understanding Prejudice, Racism, and Social Conflict

Chapter 1: Prejudice, Racism, and Social Psychology

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Prejudice, Racism, and Social Psychology
Prejudice, racism, and social psychology
MarthaAugoustinosKatherine J.Reynolds

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 ...

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