Improving Intergroup Relations. Building on the Legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew. Social Issues and Interventions

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  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Improving Intergroup Relations focuses on emerging research directions for intergroup relations, a field which has been influenced and inspired by the life contributions of Thomas F. Pettigrew. The book explores the many ways in which the work of Dr. Pettigrew has fostered new developments in the field, with each chapter presenting both Dr. Pettigrew s landmark work as well as the most recent and relevant advances. The chapters conclude with the thoughts of leading scholars on practical strategies and future directions for combating intergroup conflict. The final chapter explores the implications of intergroup research for the promotion of social change.

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Table of Contents.

1. Editor s Introduction: Ulrich Wagner (Philipps–University Marburg), Linda R. Tropp (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Gillian Finchilescu (University of the Witwatersrand), and Colin Tredoux (University of Cape Town).

2. Thomas F. Pettigrew: Building on the Scholar–Activist Tradition in Social Psychology: Frances Cherry (Carleton University).

Part I: Exploring the Causes of Prejudice and Discrimination:.

3. From Lewin and Allport to Pettigrew: Modern Practical Theories: Susan T. Fiske (Princeton University).

4. Rediscovering the Emotional Aspect of Prejudice and Intergroup Behavior: Eliot R. Smith (Indiana University, Bloomington).

5. The Role of Threat in Intergroup Relations: Walter G. Stephan (Emeritus, New Mexico State University), C. Lausanne Renfro (New Mexico State University) and Mark D. Davis (University of West Alabama).

Part II: Functions of intergroup contact in improving intergroup relations:.

6. From When to Why: Understanding How Contact Reduces Bias: John F. Dovidio (Yale University), Samuel L. Gaertner (University of Delaware), Tamar Saguy (University of Connecticut), and Samer Halabi (Zfat College).

7. The Role of Trust in Intergroup Contact: Its Significance and Implications for Improving Relations Between Groups: Linda R. Tropp (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

8. The Impact of Direct and Extended Cross–Group Friendships on Improving Intergroup Relations: Christiana Vonofakou (University of Oxford), Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford), Alberto Voci (University of Padua), Stefania Paolini (University of Newcastle), Rhiannon Turner (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom), Nicole Tausch (University of Oxford), Tania Tam (Legal Services Research Centre), Jake Harwood (University of Arizona) and Ed Cairns (University of Ulster).

Part III: Intergroup Relations and Reflections on One s Own Group Membership:.

9. Ingroup and Outgroup Contact: A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Cross–Ethnic Friendships, Dates, Roommate Relationships and Participation in Segregated Organisations: Colette van Laar (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Shana Levin (Claremont McKenna College), and Jim Sidanius (Harvard University).

10. Extended Contact and Including Others in the Self: Building on the Allport/Pettigrew Legacy: Stephen C. Wright (Simon Fraser University), Arthur Aron (State University of New York, Stony Brook), and Salena M. Brody (Collins County Community College).

11. Deprovincialization: Social Identity Complexity and Outgroup Acceptance: Marilynn B. Brewer (Ohio State University).

Part IV: Focusing on social context in improving intergroup relations:.

12. Intergroup Contact, Social Context and Racial Ecology in South Africa: Gillian Finchilescu (University of the Witwatersrand) and Colin Tredoux (University of Cape Town).

13. Social and Political Context Effects on Intergroup Contact and Intergroup Attitudes: Ulrich Wagner (Philipps–University, Marburg), Oliver Christ (Philipps–University Marburg and University of Bielefeld), Hinna Wolf (Philipps–University Marburg), Rolf van Dick (Johann–Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt), Jost Stellmacher (Philipps–University Marburg), Elmar Schlüter (Philipps–University Marburg), and Andreas Zick (University of Bielefeld).

14. Positive Intergroup Relations: From Reduced Outgroup Rejection to Outgroup Support: Kai Jonas and Amelie Mummendey (both University of Jena).

Part V: Intergroup Relations as a Commitment to Social Change:.

15. Feeling Relative Deprivation: The Rocky Road from Comparisons to Actions: Heather Smith (Sonoma State University) and Iain Walker (Murdoch University).

16. Bridging Individual and Social Change in International Conflict: Contextual Social Psychology in Action: Herbert C. Kelman (Emeritus, Harvard University).

17. School Desegregation Research: Outcomes, Historical Trends and Issues Affecting its Usefulness in Policy and Practice: Janet Ward Schofield (University of Pittsburgh).

Part VI: Final Reflections:.

18. Reflections on Core Themes in Intergroup Research: Thomas F. Pettigrew (University of California, Santa Cruz).

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Policymakers and practictioners will likely find the descriptions of the research accessible and meaningful.   (Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 17 October 2013)

"This remarkable book brings together the world s leading scholars of intergroup relations to pay tribute to the seminal work of Thomas Pettigrew, and in so doing to derive essential lessons for academics, politicians, and the public in general."Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University

"Tribute and treat, this exciting collection celebrates social psychologist Tom Pettigrew s great impact on our understandings of prejudice, discrimination, and intergoup contact. Highly readable articles integrate well, offering a well–etched portrait of Pettigrew s many contributions to research on racial emotions, intergroup adaptation, deprovincialization of ingroups, and context effects. Once expelled from school for standing up to a bigoted teacher, Pettigrew s scholar–activist commitments to eradicating racism have been influential and equal to those of any social scientist of the last half century." Joe R. Feagin, Texas A & M University

"Tom Pettigrew s research and writing has had a major impact on our understanding of prejudice, its causes and cures. This remarkable volume is both a tribute to Pettigrew s influence and an extension of its reach. A must read for anyone interested in intergroup relations." Elliot Aronson, author of The Social Animal, Nobody Left to Hate, and Mistakes were Made (But Not By Me)

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"In an increasingly fissured world, it is both timely and reassuring to know that so many of social psychology s leading minds are addressing themselves here to the cause of promoting tolerance and social harmony. Researchers and policy makers alike will profit greatly from a close study of this book." Rupert Brown, University of Sussex

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"This book is designed simultaneously as a tribute to Tom Pettigrew, one of the world s foremost scholars of prejudice, and as a state of the art collection of essays delineating social psychology s contribution to the reduction of prejudice around the world. It succeeds admirably in both these aims. It is a fitting celebration of Pettigrew s career, both as a pioneering social scientist and as a courageous activist in the cause of social justice. The essays, written by a veritable Who s Who in the social psychology of intergroup relations, are admirably concise and well–written accounts of the key recent developments in the field. There can be few topics which deserve more of our attention than that of improving intergroup relations. In an increasingly fissured world, it is both timely and reassuring to know that so many of social psychology s leading minds are addressing themselves here to the cause of promoting tolerance and social harmony. Researchers and policy makers alike will profit greatly from a close study of this book." Rupert Brown, University of Sussex

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