Ethnic Minority Identity: A Social Psychological Perspective (Hardback)Nimmi Hutnik (author)
Hardback 214 Pages / Published: 16/01/1992
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What hopes are there for racial integration? What expectations may we reasonably have of ethnic minority groups? What hopes can ethnic minority groups nurture in their relations with society at large? In addressing these and many other questions, the author examines the theoretical perspectives, both sociological and psychological, of ethnic minority identity and reviews the empirical work done on ethnicity. She considers what constitutes an ethnic group, goes on to investigate the sociology of ethnicity from assimilationism to cultural pluralism, and discusses the psychological theories of ethnic minority identity. She then examines research issues in ethnicity, covering areas such as styles of cultural adaptation, strategies of self-categorization, and levels of self-esteem among members of ethnic minority groups. In conclusion, she examines the implications of these findings in relation to the integration of ethnic minority groups in Britain.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 523 g
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 19 mm
'provides a useful historical overview of various social and psychological perspectives on ethnicity' Sharon Macdonald, University of Keele, Ethnic Groups and Boundaries
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