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The Psychology of Legitimacy : Emerging Perspectives on Ideology, Justice, and Intergroup Relations - John T. Jost

The Psychology of Legitimacy

Emerging Perspectives on Ideology, Justice, and Intergroup Relations

By: John T. Jost (Editor), Brenda Major (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd December 2014
ISBN: 9780521781602
Number Of Pages: 494

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This book addresses how people think about inequalities of race, gender, class, status, and power, and it focuses on why social inequality is perceived as fair and legitimate. Work on stereotyping and internalization of inferiority helps to explain why the oppressed do not revolt. The book has important implications for leadership and politics and for understanding how businesses and governments maintain their legitimacy to customers and public audiences.

"An ambitious collection...a masterly overview of the latest research on the psychological, sociological, and organizational development theories of legitimacy...will provide students of organizational studies with a valuable introduction to the psychology of legitimacy." Administrative Science Quarterly "Compiles much of the best current research on legitimacy processes...An important book...Any researcher involved in the serious study of legitimacy processes and everyone who wants to better understand how legitimacy affects individual and collective behavior should read this book." Contemporary Sociology "Introduces psychologists and social psychologists to exciting work in the area of legitimacy from the perspective of the individual." Social Justice Research "Collects varied perspectives on the social-psychological processes, among both the advantaged and the disadvantaged, that shore up this wall around the status quo...Can be usefully applied in many contexts." Civil Rights Journal "This is an important book. Any researcher involved in the serious study of legitimacy processes and everyone who wants to better understand how legitimacy affects individual and collective behavior should read this book." Contemporary Psychology "This book is exhaustively researched and referenced and, as a whole, creates a substantial foundation for future research." Administrative Science Quarterly

Introduction
Emerging perspectives on the psychology of legitimacy
Historical Perspectives on Sociological and Psychological Theories of Legitimacy
Theories of legitimacy
Reflections on social and psychological processes of legitimization and delegitimization
Cognitive and Perceptual Processes in the Appraisal of Legitimacy
A perceptual theory of legitimacy: policies, prejudice, social institutions, and moral value
Blame it on the group: entitativity, subjective essentialism, and social attribution
Status vs. quo: naive realism and the search for social change and perceived legitimacy
The Tolerance of Injustice: Implications for Self and Society
Tolerance and personal deprivation
Legitimacy and the construal of social advantage
Individual upward mobility and the perceived legitimacy of intergroup relations
Restricted intergroup boundaries: tokenism, ambiguity and the tolerance of injustice
Sterotyping, Ideology and the Legitimation of Inequality
The emergence of status beliefs: from structural inequality to legitimizing ideology
Ambivalent stereotypes as legitimizing ideologies: differentiating paternalistic and envious prejudice
Legitimizing ideologies: the social dominance approach
The (il)legitimacy of intergroup bias: from social reality to social resistance Russell Spears
Conflicts of legitimation among self, group, and system: the integrative potential of system justification theory
Institutional and Organizational Processes of Legitimation
The architecture of legitimacy: constructing accounts of organizational controversies
A psychological perspective on the legitimacy of institutions and authorities
License to kill: violence and legitimacy in expropriative social relations
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ISBN: 9780521781602
ISBN-10: 0521781604
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 3rd December 2014
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.77