Prejudice in Politics: Group Position, Public Opinion, and the Wisconsin Treaty Rights Dispute / Edition 1

Prejudice in Politics: Group Position, Public Opinion, and the Wisconsin Treaty Rights Dispute / Edition 1

by Lawrence D. Bobo, Mia Tuan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674013298

ISBN-13: 9780674013292

Pub. Date: 04/15/2006

Publisher: Harvard University Press

This book presents a sociological study of how and why racial prejudice against members of a minority group comes to shape what happens to important political claims and aspirations of the group. Lawrence Bobo and Mia Tuan explore a lengthy controversy surrounding the fishing, hunting, and gathering rights of the Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin. The controversy

Overview

This book presents a sociological study of how and why racial prejudice against members of a minority group comes to shape what happens to important political claims and aspirations of the group. Lawrence Bobo and Mia Tuan explore a lengthy controversy surrounding the fishing, hunting, and gathering rights of the Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin. The controversy started in 1974, when two Chippewa Indians were arrested for off-reservation fishing, and persisted into the 1990s. It involved the efforts of the Chippewa to assert their traditional spearfishing rights, which met with angry, racially charged responses from whites.

Bobo and Tuan develop a "group position" perspective on racial attitudes that takes account of the complex interplay of racial stereotypes and negative group feelings as well as the vested interests, collective privileges, and political threats that form the basis of racialized political disputes. They explore whether theories that explain race politics in the case of black-white relations are applicable to understanding Indian-white relations. The book uses a carefully designed survey of public opinion to explore the dynamics of prejudice and political contestation, and to further our understanding of how and why racial prejudice enters into politics in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674013292
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Linking Prejudice and Politics

2. Return of the Chippewa: Foundations of the Treaty Rights Controversy

3. Between Prejudice and Self-Interest: Treaty Rights Salience and Public Opposition

4. Disentangling Racialized Politics: Group Position, Injustice Frames, and Symbolic Racism

5. Protest, Mobilization, and Mass Compliance: Moving from Attitudes to Behavior

6. Race Politics as Group Position

Appendix A. Question Wording in the Chippewa Indian Treaty Rights Survey

Appendix B. Factorial Structure of Prejudice

Notes

References

Index

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