[Commentary] Prejudice is about politics: a collective action perspective

Drury, John (2012) [Commentary] Prejudice is about politics: a collective action perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35 (6). pp. 20-21. ISSN 0140-525X

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In line with Dixon et al.'s argument, I contend that prejudice should be understood in broadly political rather than in narrowly psychological terms. First, what counts as prejudice is a political judgement. Second, studies of collective action demonstrate that it is in “political” struggles, where subordinate groups together oppose dominant groups, that prejudice can be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: John Drury
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 11:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/42784

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