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Cultural Diversity. Its Social Psychology. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2248010
  • Book
  • November 2003
  • 248 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Cultural Diversity: Its Social Psychology shows how social psychology can contribute to contemporary debates about immigration and multiculturalism.
  • Shows how social psychology can contribute to contemporary debates about immigration and cultural diversity.
  • Helps readers to understand the processes that have shaped modern societies and the diversity issues they are facing.
  • Reviews research into the socio-psychological factors facilitating or hindering the emergence of plural societies.
  • Focuses on intergroup relationships – what happens when people migrate, how they adapt, and what changes are produced by their presence.
  • The issues discussed are contextualised within the traditional accounts of the nation-state, European integration and North American and Australian experiences.
  • Student-friendly features include boxes, summaries, lists of key words, suggestions for further reading and a glossary.
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Foreword by Serge Moscovici.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

What is Social Psychology About?.

Social Psychology and the Study of Multicultural Societies.

Cultural Memberships and Understanding of the Social World.

Beliefs About Acculturation: The Coexistence of Different Cultures Under the Same Political and Social Organization.

1. Moving Into New Environments: The Perspective of People Belonging to Non-Dominant Cultural Groups:.

Managing Change, Unfamiliar Environments, and Experiences: Acculturation as a Major Life-Change Event.

Transmitting and Retaining One’s Cultural Values, and Challenges to Perceptions of the World and of the Self.

Becoming a Member of the “New Society”: Dealing with Devalued/Minority Identities, Prejudice, and Discrimination.

2. Receiving Immigrants, Perceiving the “Other”: Reactions of People Belonging to Dominant Cultural Groups:.

Social Psychological Theories of Prejudice.

Representations of Groups: Stereotypes and Social Categorization.

Prejudice Linked to Racial Differentiation.

Constructing “Otherness”: Extreme Problematizations Of the Outgroup.

Feeling Threatened: Identity, Change, and Resources.

3. Living Together in Culturally Diverse Societies:.

Reducing Prejudice: Contact and Categorization Issues.

Relationships Between Groups: Issues of Negative and Positive Interdependence and Power.

Superordinate Memberships: The Battle for Group Beliefs.

4. Towards Cultural Diversity: Representations, Identity, and Social Influence:.

The Nation-State: A Powerful Ingroup:.

Supranational Groups, Multiple Identities, and Founding Myths: Developing New Projects.

In the Name of Identity: Self-Knowledge and the Politics of Rights, Claims, and Recognition in Culturally Diverse Societies.

Theoretical Snapshots.

References.

Index

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Xenia Chryssochoou Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, Athens.
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