1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination, Prejudice and Stereotyping

    333 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    333 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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.