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Stigma and Group Inequality : Social Psychological Perspectives - Shana Levin

Stigma and Group Inequality

Social Psychological Perspectives

By: Shana Levin (Editor), Colette Van Laar (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th November 2005
ISBN: 9780805844160
Number Of Pages: 333

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This book provides a snapshot of the latest theoretical and empirical work on social psychological approaches to stigma and group inequality. It focuses on the perspective of the stigmatized groups and discusses the effects of the stigma on the individual, the interacting partners, the groups to which they belong, and the relations between the groups.
Broken into three major sections, "Stigma and Group Inequality":
*discusses the tradeoffs that stigmatized individuals must contend with as they weigh the benefits derived from a particular response to stigma against the costs associated with it;
*explores the ways in which environments can threaten one's intellectual performance, sense of belonging, and self concept; and
*argues that the experience of possessing a stigmatized identity is shaped by social interactions with others in the stigmatized group as well as members of other groups.
"Stigma and Group Inequality" is a valuable resource for students and scholars in the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, communication, public policy, and political science, particularly for courses on stigma, prejudice, and intergroup relations. The book is also accessible to teachers, administrators, community leaders, and concerned citizens who are trying to understand and improve the plight of stigmatized individuals in school, at work, at home, in the community, and in society at large.

Preface
The Experience of Stigma: Individual, Interpersonal, and Situational Influences
Confronting, Concealing, and Coping: Responses to Stigma
Social Psychological Perspectives on Coping With Stressors Related to Stigma
Dominant Ideology Threat and the Interpersonal Consequences of Attributions to Discrimination
Silence Is Not Golden: The Intrapersonal Consequences of Not Confronting Prejudice
Concealable Versus Conspicuous Stigmatized Indentities
Responding to Everyday Discrimination: A Synthesis of Research on Goal Directed, Self-Regulatory Coping Behaviors
Stigma in the Social Context: Coping With Threatening Environments
How Environments Can Threaten Academic Performance, Self-Knowledge, and Sense of Belonging
Mechanisms for Coping With Status-Based Rejection Expectations
Stigma and Intergroup Contact Among Members of Minority and Majority Status Groups
New Perspectives on Stigma and Psychological Well-Being
Stigma and the Social Basis of the Self
The Self Expansion Model: Extensions to Ingroup Identification
The Interpersonal Basis of Self-Stereotyping
Stigma and Shame: Emotional Responses to the Stereotypic Actions of One's Ethnic Ingroup
Stigma and the Social Basis of the Self: A Synthesis
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ISBN: 9780805844160
ISBN-10: 0805844163
Series: Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 333
Published: 11th November 2005
Publisher: LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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