`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 9: Prejudiced Attitudes, Group Norms, and Discriminatory Behaviour
Prejudiced Attitudes, Group Norms, and Discriminatory Behaviour
In the international context, Australia has traditionally regarded itself as being one of the success stories of mass immigration. Although interracial tensions have existed, a range of different policy and legislative initiatives have controlled the expression of xenophobic, racist, and ethnocentric attitudes. Thus, it was not surprising that the election of Ms Hanson to Federal Parliament in 1996 and the emergence of the One Nation Party in Australia attracted so much media attention. A number of views have been postulated for the initial success of the One Nation Party and, indeed, for the rise in popular support for relatively extreme right-wing ideologies in other countries, such as France and Germany. ...