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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
Description: Online Ressource (xiv, 272 Seiten).
Contents: Notes on Contributors. Series Preface. Acknowledgments. 1 Why Neighbors Kill: An Overview: Richard A. Vernon and Victoria M. Esses (University of Western Ontario). Part I. Individual Factors. 2 Extreme Harmdoing: A View from the Social Psychology of Justice: 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 to Severe Consequences: John F. Dovidio and Adam R. Pearson (Yale University), Samuel L. Gaertner (University of Delaware), and Gordon Hodson (Brock University). 4 Why Neighbors Kill: Prior Intergroup Contact and Killing of Ethnic Outgroup Neighbors: Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford), Nicole Tausch (Cardiff University), Alberto Voci (University of Padova), Jared Kenworthy (University of Texas at Arlington), Joanne Hughes (Queen's University Belfast), and Ed Cairns (University of Ulster). 5 Why Neighbors Don't Stop the Killing: The Role of Group-Based Schadenfreude: Russell Spears (Cardiff University/University of Amsterdam) and Colin Wayne Leach (University of Sussex). Part II. Societal Factors. 6 When Neighbors Blame Neighbors: Scapegoating and the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Peter Glick (Lawrence University). 7 The Influence of the Threatening Transitional Context on Israeli Jews' Reactions to Al Aqsa Intifada: Daniel Bar-Tal and Keren Sharvit (Tel-Aviv University). 8 Why Do States Kill Citizens? Or, Why Racism is an Insufficient Explanation: 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 to Understanding 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 of Western 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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