The concept of prejudice has profoundly influenced how we have investigated, explained and tried to change intergroup relations of discrimination and inequality. But what has this concept contributed to our knowledge of relations between groups and what has it obscured or misrepresented? How has it expanded or narrowed the horizons of psychological inquiry? How effective or ineffective has it been in guiding our attempts to transform social relations and institutions? In this book, a team of internationally renowned psychologists re-evaluate the concept of prejudice, in an attempt to move beyond conventional approaches to the subject and to help the reader gain a clearer understanding of relations within and between groups. This fresh look at prejudice will appeal to scholars and students of social psychology, sociology, political science and peace studies.
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About the Author
Dr John Dixon is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at Lancaster University, having lectured previously at the University of Worcester and the University of Cape Town. He has published widely on the topics of prejudice, intergroup conflict and prejudice reduction and is the co-author, with Kevin Durrheim, of Racial Encounter: The Social Psychology of Contact and Desegregation (2005). He is currently the co-editor (with Jolanda Jetten) of the British Journal of Social Psychology.
Dr Mark Levine is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at Lancaster University. His research, which focuses on the relationship between social identity and pro-social behaviour, has appeared in a range of international journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychologist and Psychological Science.
Table of Contents
Introduction John Dixon and Mark Levine; Part I. Beyond Prejudice: 1. Rethinking the paradigm of prejudice Stephen Reicher; 2. Stereotyping and prejudice: beyond the Allportian problematic Katherine J. Reynolds, S. Alexander Haslam and John C. Turner; 3. An ambivalent alliance: hostile and benevolent sexism as complementary justifications for gender inequality Peter Glick and Susan T. Fiske; 4. Prejudice and dehumanization Nick Haslam and Steve Loughnan; 5. Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination revisited: from William James to W. E. B. Du Bois Stanley O. Gaines, Jr; 6. Advancing the social psychology of racism and anti-racism: moving beyond 'old' and 'new' prejudice Samuel Pehrson and Colin Wayne Leach; 7. The notion of 'prejudice': some rhetorical and ideological aspects Michael Billig; 8. The prejudice problematic Margaret Wetherell; 9. Implicit prejudice in mind and interaction Kevin Durrheim; 10. Rethinking the prejudice problematic: a collaborative cognition approach Susan Condor and Lia Figgou; Part II. Prejudice and Social Change Revisited: 11. Models of social change in social psychology: collective action or prejudice reduction, conflict or harmony Stephen C. Wright and Gamze Baray; 12. From attitudes to (in)action: the darker side of 'we' John F. Dovidio, Tamar Saguy, Samuel L. Gaertner and Erin L. Thomas; 13. Contact and social change in an ongoing asymmetrical conflict: four social-psychological models of reconciliation-aimed planned encounters between Israeli Jews and Palestinians Ifat Maoz; 14. From prejudice to collective action Clifford Stott, John Drury and Stephen Reicher; Conclusions: the nature, significance and inherent limitations of the concept of prejudice in social psychology John Dixon and Mark Levine.