Social Identity, Intergroup Conflict, and Conflict Reduction

Social Identity, Intergroup Conflict, and Conflict Reduction


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How are group-based identities related to intergroup conflict? When and how do ethnic, religious, and national identities lead to oppression, violence, rebellion, war, mass murder, and genocide? How do intergroup conflicts change people's identities? How might social identity be harnessed in the service of reducing conflict between groups? The chapters in this book present a sophisticated and detailed interdisciplinary analysis of the most fundamental issues in understanding identity and conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195137422
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/09/2001
Series: Rutgers Series on Self and Social Identity Series , #3
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Contribution of Individuals' Identities and the Collective Identities of Social Groups to Intergroup Conflict
1. Introduction: Social Identity and Intergroup Conflict, Lee Jussim, Richard Ashmore, and David Wilder
2. Ingroup Identification and Intergroup Conflict: When Does Ingroup Love Become Outgroup Hate?, Marilynn B. Brewer
3. Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and Intergroup Conflict: The Significance of Personal Experiences, Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Part II. The Contribution of Ethnic and National Identities to Political Conflict in the United States
4. The Meaning of American National Identity: Patterns of Ethnic Conflict and Consensus, Jack Citrin, Cara Wong, and Brian Duff
5. Communal and National Identity in a Multiethnic State: A Comparison of Three Perspectives, Jack Sidanius and John R. Petrocik
Part III. The Contribution of Social Identity to Violent Intergroup Conflict
6. Social and Role Identities and Political Violence: Identity as a Window on Violence in Northern Ireland, Robert White
7. Individual and Group Identities in Genocide and Mass Killing, Ervin Staub
Part IV. The Role of Social Identity in Reducing Intergroup Conflict
8. The Role of National Identity in Conflict Resolution: Experiences From the Israeli-Palestinian Problem-Solving Workshops, Herbert C. Kelman
9. Toward a Social Identity Framework for Intergroup Conflict, Richard D. Ashmore, Lee Jussim, David Wilder, and Jessica Heppen
Index of Subjects
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