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The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination, Prejudice and Stereotyping

ISBN 9780367223694
Published August 30, 2021 by Routledge
333 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This handbook explores prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination primarily as phenomena embedded in the social organization of societies and connected to structural factors and larger societal systems. It offers a unique critical and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of contemporary manifestations of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination.

New socio-psychological analyses of the most pressing social problems of our age bring into view future directions of research on prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination oriented to social change and collective action and that engage with wider systems of norms and discourse. The editors draw on social psychology, sociology, social policy, clinical psychology, cultural studies and feminist, antiracist and decolonizing social science to show how social psychology can successfully rekindle its intellectual dialogue with kindred social science fields to create broader foundations for the exploration of the paradoxes lodged at the heart of the social expression of prejudice in liberal democracies.

This is essential reading for anyone interested in prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes. The handbook will be of interest to academics and researchers exploring both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of discrimination, inequality and social exclusion, as well as students undertaking masters or doctoral studies in social psychology, political psychology and political science.

Table of Contents


1 Toward a new sociological social psychology of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination

Cristian Tileagă, Martha Augoustinos & Kevin Durrheim


Part I Prejudice, social structure and social justice

2 Beliefs about the interpersonal vs. structural nature of racism and responses to racial inequality

Julian M. Rucker, Yale University & Jennifer Richeson, Yale University

3 Mental health prejudice, discrimination and epistemic injustice: Moving beyond stigma and biomedical dominance

Dave Harper, University of East London & Kian Vakili, University of East London

4 Between hope and dread: unaccompanied children, discrimination and the uncertainties of the asylum application process

Jack Aldridge Deacon, University of Nottingham & Jo Aldridge, Loughborough University

5 The subtlety of gender stereotypes in the workplace: Current and future directions for research on the glass cliff

Leire Gartzia, University of Deusto & Michelle Ryan, University of Exeter


Part II Targets of prejudice

6 Anti-immigrant prejudice and discrimination in Europe

Ulrich Wagner, Philipps-University Marburg, Patrick Kotzur, Durham University & Maria-Therese Friehs, University of Koblenz-Landau

7 Roma prejudices in the European Union: Responses to structural inequality

Salomea Popoviciu, Ruhama & Cristian Tileagă, Loughborough University


8 Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination and social change

Elizabeth Peel, Loughborough University, Sonja J. Ellis, The University of Waikato & Damien W. Riggs, Flinders University

9 Anti-Muslim sentiments in Western societies

Maykel Verkuyten, Utrecht University

10 Explaining Jew-hatred: The structure and psychological antecedents of antisemitic beliefs

Michał Bilewicz, University of Warsaw

Part III Discrimination, stereotypes and bias in the field

11 Discrimination and intergroup contact

Katy Greenland, Cardiff University

12 Discrimination in education

Josephine Cornell, University of Cape Town & Shose Kessi University of Cape Town

13 Stereotypes: In the head, in language, and in the wild

Kevin Durrheim, University of Kwazulu-Natal

14 Implicit bias

Iain Walker, Australian National University & Susie Wang, University of Groningen

Part IV Prejudice, intergroup relations and emotions

15 Beyond prejudice as antipathy: Understanding kinder, gentler forms of discrimination John Dixon, Open University & Darren Langdridge, Open University

16 The politics and history of numbers in intergroup relations and conflict research Philippa Kerr, University of the Free State, South Africa

17 Sentiments of the dispossessed: Emotions of resilience and resistance

Colin Wayne Leach, Barnard College & Fouad Bou Zeineddine, University of Innsbruck


Part V The language of prejudice

18 Elite political discourse on refugees and asylum seekers: The language of social exclusion

Katarina Pettersson, University of Helsinki & Martha Augoustinos, University of Adelaide

19 Interactional approaches to discrimination and racism in everyday life

Jessica Robles, Loughborough University & Natasha Shrikant, University of Colorado at Boulder

20 Censure and management of racist talk

Stephen Gibson, Herriot-Watt University


Part VI Looking to the future

21 Future directions of research on prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination

Cristian Tileagă, Kevin Durrheim & Martha Augoustinos

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Cristian Tileagă is Reader in social psychology at Loughborough University, UK.

Martha Augoustinos is Professor of psychology at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Kevin Durrheim is Professor of psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.