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Explaining the breakdown of ethnic relations : why neighbors kill

Author: Victoria M Esses; Richard Vernon
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub, 2010.
Series: Social issues and interventions
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria M Esses; Richard Vernon
ISBN: 9781444303063 1444303066 9781444303056 1444303058
OCLC Number: 1039159913
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. - Print version record.
Description: Online Ressource (xiv, 272 pages)
Contents: Notes on Contributors.Series Preface.Acknowledgments.1 Why Neighbors Kill: An Overview: Richard A. Vernon andVictoria M. Esses (University of Western Ontario).Part I. Individual Factors.2 Extreme Harmdoing: A View from the Social Psychology ofJustice: Carolyn L. Hafer (Brock University), James M. Olson(University of Western Ontario), and Alexandra A. Peterson(University of Toronto).3 On the Nature of Contemporary Prejudice: From Subtle Bias toSevere Consequences: John F. Dovidio and Adam R. Pearson (YaleUniversity), Samuel L. Gaertner (University of Delaware), andGordon Hodson (Brock University).4 Why Neighbors Kill: Prior Intergroup Contact and Killing ofEthnic Outgroup Neighbors: Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford),Nicole Tausch (Cardiff University), Alberto Voci (University ofPadova), Jared Kenworthy (University of Texas at Arlington), JoanneHughes (Queen's University Belfast), and Ed Cairns(University of Ulster).5 Why Neighbors Don't Stop the Killing: The Role ofGroup-Based Schadenfreude: Russell Spears (CardiffUniversity/University of Amsterdam) and Colin Wayne Leach(University of Sussex).Part II. Societal Factors.6 When Neighbors Blame Neighbors: Scapegoating and the Breakdownof Ethnic Relations: Peter Glick (Lawrence University).7 The Influence of the Threatening Transitional Context onIsraeli Jews' Reactions to Al Aqsa Intifada: Daniel Bar-Taland Keren Sharvit (Tel-Aviv University).8 Why Do States Kill Citizens? Or, Why Racism is an InsufficientExplanation: Patricia Marchak (University of British Columbia).Part III. Synthesis.9 Theories of Genocide: The Case of Rwanda: Howard Adelman(Griffith University).10 Applying the Unified Instrumental Model of Group Conflict toUnderstanding Ethnic Conflict and Violence: The Case of Sudan:Victoria M. Esses (University of Western Ontario) and Lynne M.Jackson (King's University College at the University ofWestern Ontario).11 The Origins of Genocide and Mass Killing, Prevention,Reconciliation, and their Application to Rwanda: Ervin Staub(University of Massachusetts at Amherst).Index
Series Title: Social issues and interventions
Responsibility: edited by Victoria M. Esses and Richard A. Vernon.


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