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Relative Deprivation : Specification, Development, and Integration - Iain Walker

Relative Deprivation

Specification, Development, and Integration

By: Iain Walker (Editor), Heather J. Smith (Editor)

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The relative deprivation construct has been widely used in the social sciences to explain phenomena from experiencing psychosomatic stress to participating in urban riots. It is currently a hot topic for research, being used especially to understand processes of social identity and responses to disadvantage by both disadvantaged minorities and privileged majorities. This book assembles chapters by the world's leading relative deprivation researchers in order to present a synthesis of current knowledge. Featuring cutting-edge integrative theoretical and empirical work from social psychology, sociology, and psychology, the book will be a standard reference work for relative deprivation researchers for years to come. It is relevant to researchers in intergroup relations, prejudice, racism, social identity, group processes, social comparison, collective behavior, and social movements. The book is suited for use as a text in graduate-level and advanced undergraduate-level courses.

Introduction
Specification
Group deprivation, collective threat, and racial resentment: perspectives on white racism
Understanding the nature of group deprivation: does group-based deprivation involve fair outcomes or fair treatment?
Relative deprivation and intergroup attitudes: South Africa before and after the transition
Is it just me? The different consequences of personal and group relative deprivation
Development
Personal and group relative deprivation: connecting the 'I' to the 'we'
'Poisoning the consciences of the fortunate': the experience of relative advantage and support
The embeddedness of social comparison
Japanese and American reactions to gender discrimination
Collective action in response to disadvantage: intergroup perceptions, social identification, and social change
Integration
Social identity and relative deprivation
Relative deprivation and counterfactual thinking
Relative deprivation and attribution: from grievance to action
Spontaneous temporal and social comparisons in children's conflict narratives
Prejudice as intergroup emotion: integrating relative deprivation and social comparison
Conclusion
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521801324
ISBN-10: 052180132X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 27th January 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73