Social Identity, Intergroup Conflict, and Conflict Reduction

Paperback | July 15, 2001

EditorRichard D. Ashmore, Lee Jussim, David Wilder

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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 harnessedin 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.

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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 harnessedin the service of reducing conflict between g...

David Wilder is at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.91 × 8.9 × 0.79 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contributors1. Lee Jussim, Richard D. Ashmore, and David Wilder: Introduction: Social Identity and Intergroup ConflictPART I. The Contribution of Individuals' Identities and the Collective Identities of Social Groups to Intergroup Conflict2. Marilynn B. Brewer: Ingroup Identification and Intergroup Conflict: When Does Ingroup Love Become Outgroup Hate?3. Thomas Hylland Eriksen: Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and Intergroup Conflict: The Significance of Personal ExperiencesPART II. The Contribution of Ethnic and National Identities to Political Conflict in the United States4. Jack Citrin, Cara Wong, and Brian Duff: The Meaning of American National Identity: Patterns of Ethnic Conflict and Consensus5. Jim Sidanius and John R. Petrocik: Communal and National Identity in a Multiethnic State: A Comparison of Three PerspectivesPART III. The Contribution of Social Identity to Violent Intergroup Conflict6. Robert W. White: Social and Role Identities and Political Violence: Identity as a Window on Violence in Northern Ireland7. Ervin Staub: Individual and Group Identities in Genocide and Mass KillingPART IV. The Role of Social Identity in Reducing Intergroup Conflict8. Herbert C. Kelman: The Role of National Identity in Conflict Resolution: Experiences from Israeli-Palestinian Problem-Solving Workshops9. Richard D. Ashmore, et al.: Conclusion: Toward a Social Identity Framework for Intergroup ConflictIndex of SubjectsIndex of Names