The second edition of Prejudice provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideas as well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments.
Brown tackles prejudice from a social psychological perspective, viewing it primarily as a phenomenon originating in group processes but shaping individuals' behaviour and perceptions. As well as looking at intergroup dynamics, he outlines all the major research that has attempted to understand prejudice, including classical personality accounts, developmental approaches, and socio-cognitive research focusing on categorization and stereotyping. Most importantly of all, he assesses research into practical ways in which prejudice can be combated and reduced. Throughout, Brown illustrates the text with examples of different kinds of prejudice drawn from current affairs and everyday life.
Fully updated throughout, this edition includes a new chapter on prejudice from the victim's perspective, and expansion of the notions of explicit and implicit manifestations of prejudice. Supported by chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading, this text will be welcomed by both teachers and their students as a balanced and readable introduction to this troubling and persistent social phenomenon.
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About the Author
Rupert Brown is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Sussex. He has taught courses on prejudice, group processes, and intergroup relations for over 25 years, and published widely in these fields. His books include Group Processes (second edition, Blackwell, 2000) and, as co-editor, the Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intergroup Relations (Blackwell, 2001) and Social Identities (2006).
Table of Contents
List of Figures xii
1 The Nature of Prejudice 1
2 Prejudiced Individuals 13
3 Social Categorization and Prejudice 35
4 Stereotyping and Prejudice 68
5 The Development of Prejudice in Children 108
6 Prejudice and Intergroup Relations 143
7 Prejudice Old and New 182
8 Prejudice from the Recipients' Point of View 219
9 Reducing Prejudice 243
Glossary of Key Terms 281
Subject Index 339
Author Index 345
What People are Saying About This
"This top-notch, readable authority on modern prejudices explainshow groups target people as interchangeable category members,through a socially shared lens shaped by conflict and power. Brownexpertly confronts today's multi-cultural challenges."–Susan T. Fiske, Princeton University
"In the 15 years since the publication of the first edition ofthis book, there have been many exciting advances in the study ofprejudice. Rupert Brown's well-written second edition ofPrejudice expands his earlier volume with a straightforwarddescription of these new advances. This welcome addition to theshelf of social psychological books is now the definitive text ofchoice on the subject. Moreover, with its 800+ item bibliographyand new theoretical ideas, it can also be highly recommended forthe specialist."–Thomas F. Pettigrew, University of California, SantaCruz
"Brown's original book, Prejudice, became theauthoritative standard text in its field. Fifteen years on and thatfield has expanded massively yet this new edition remains asuperbly written, comprehensive, excellently organised andthoroughly absorbing survey of the social psychology of Prejudice.It has been worth waiting for."–Dominic Abrams, University of Kent