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Racial Encounter: The Social Psychology of Contact and Desegregation (Paperback)
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Racial Encounter: The Social Psychology of Contact and Desegregation (Paperback)

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The political and legislative changes which took place in South Africa during the 1990s, with the dissolution of apartheid, created a unique set of social conditions. As official policies of segregation were abolished, people of both black and white racial groups began to experience new forms of social contact and intimacy.


By examining these emerging processes of intergroup contact in South Africa, and evaluating related evidence from the US, Racial Encounter offers a social psychological account of desegregation. It begins with a critical analysis of the traditional theories and research models used to understand desegregation: the contact hypothesis and race attitude theory. It then analyzes every day discourse about desegregation in South Africa, showing how discourse shapes individuals' conception and management of their changing relationships and acts as a site of ideological resistance to social change. The connection between place, identity and re-creation of racial boundaries emerge as a central theme of this analysis.


This book will be of interest to social psychologists, students of intergroup relations and all those interested in post-apartheid South Africa.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138876897
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm


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'This is an excellent book. It is a joy to read on a number of levels. It is clear, thoughtful and weaves its way through the different literatures of racism and segregation in a subtle but surefooted manner. The breadth of the authors' scholarship shows through, as does the value of their use of a case study to focus everything around.' - Jonathan Potter, Professor of Discourse Analysis in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University

"This is a marvellous book. It is sharp, clear, bright-minded and deals with a very important issue for group relations in general: the psychology of segregation and desegregation. It is a major contribution to our new era (post 1990) understanding of contact and group relations in deeply divided societies." - Don Foster, PINS - Vol. 42, 2011

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