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Prejudice: Attitudes About Race, Class, and Gender, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Von Bakanic

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 24, 2008

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With an interdisciplinary social psychological perspective, Prejudice: Attitudes About Race, Class, and Gender examines the role of structural inequality and the cognitive dimension of prejudices. Bridging micro, mezzo and macro perspectives, this text considers the role of prejudice in individual cognition, in interaction between individuals and groups and its role in justifying inequality. 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is Prejudice?

Chapter 2: Prejudice and Attitudes

Chapter 3: Theories of Prejudice  

Chapter 4: The Role of Stereotypes in Prejudice

Chapter 5: Prejudice and Discrimination

Chapter 6: Racism, Sexism, and Classism: Triple Trouble

Chapter 7: Groups, Intergroup Relations, and Prejudice

Chapter 8: The Role of Prejudice in Interaction: Anticipating and Interpreting Others

Chapter 9: Reducing Prejudice

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

SECTION I: PREJUDICE

 

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: What Is Prejudice?

 

Common Sense and Social Psychology

Race, Gender, and Class Prejudices

Prejudice, Discrimination, and Three “isms”

Overview of the Book

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References

 

CHAPTER 2: Prejudice and Attitudes

 

What Is an Attitude?

Functions of Attitudes

Attitudes and Interaction: The Attitude–Behavior Link

How Are Attitudes Studied?

Measuring Attitudes

Summary

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References

 

CHAPTER 3: Theories of Prejudice

 

Early Concepts of Prejudice

Contemporary Theories of Prejudice

Summary

Key Terms

Key People

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References

  

SECTION II: STEREOTYPES, DISCRIMINATION, AND THE “ISMS”

 

CHAPTER 4: The Role of Stereotypes in Prejudice

 

What Is a Stereotype?

Where Do Stereotypes Come From?

How Are Stereotypes Different from Other Generalizations?

What Use Are Stereotypes?

Are Stereotypes Inevitable?

When Are People Most Likely to Rely on Stereotypes?

When Are People Motivated to Suppress Stereotypes?

Three Levels of Explanation: Micro, Mezzo, and Macro

What Are the Consequences of Stereotyping?

Negotiating Reality:“Talking Past” One Another

Focus on Class:The Redneck Stereotype

How Can We Change or Reduce Reliance upon Stereotypes?

Summary

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References

 

CHAPTER 5: Prejudice and Discrimination

 

What Is Discrimination?

The Missing Link:Attitudes and Behavior

Why Are Behaviors So Hard to Predict?

Problems in Measuring Discrimination

What Best Predicts Discrimination?

Discrimination and the Law

Focus on Gender: Gender Discrimination or Gendered Choices?

Reducing Discrimination in Everyday Life

Summary

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References  

 

CHAPTER 6: Racism, Sexism, and Classism: Triple Trouble

 

What Is Social Structure?

Racism, Sexism, and Classism

The Structure of Advantage

Building Prejudices into Social Structure

Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class

Summary

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References

  

SECTION III: THE DYNAMICS OF PREJUDICE

 

CHAPTER 7: Groups, Intergroup Relations, and Prejudice

 

Types of Groups

Group Dynamics and Prejudice

Intergroup Relations

Individualism Versus Collectivism

Leadership

Leadership and Sources of Authority

Summary

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References

 

CHAPTER 8: The Role of Prejudice in Interaction: Anticipating and Interpreting Others

 

Sociological Perspectives

Psychological Perspectives

Changes in How We Perceive and Use Prejudice

Summary

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

References

 

CHAPTER 9: Reducing Prejudice

 

Is Prejudice Declining?

Micro-Level Strategies

Mezzo-Level Strategies—Group Intervention

Macro-Level Strategies—Structural Changes

Can Prejudice Be Eliminated?

Key Terms

Taking It Further—Class Exercises and Interesting Web Sites

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