The Resource Ethnic conflict : commerce, culture, and the contact hypothesis, H.D. Forbes

Ethnic conflict : commerce, culture, and the contact hypothesis, H.D. Forbes

Label
Ethnic conflict : commerce, culture, and the contact hypothesis
Title
Ethnic conflict
Title remainder
commerce, culture, and the contact hypothesis
Statement of responsibility
H.D. Forbes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Forbes takes a critical look at the "contact hypothesis" - the assumption commonly held by social scientists that increased contact between different ethnic groups gives each group more accurate information about the other and thus reduces friction. By distinguishing aggregate from individual relations, Forbes suggests a way out of the perplexities induced by current social science literature on prejudice and discrimination. Scientific research suggests that increased contact between culturally distinct groups in some cases gives rise to more intense conflict. Yet individuals who get to know each other better generally like each other better. Can these apparently conflicting generalizations both be true? asks Forbes. They are, he argues, and he takes contemporary social science to task for failing to show how and why this is possible. The author clarifies the weaknesses of contact theory, develops an alternative "linguistic model" of ethnic conflict, and concludes with penetrating reflections on the politics and methodology of the social sciences today
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
303.48/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN496
LC item number
.F67 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ethnic conflict : commerce, culture, and the contact hypothesis, H.D. Forbes
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-282) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A Model of Ethnic Conflict
  • 6.
  • Truth in Modeling
  • 7.
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Nationalism
  • 1.
  • Defining Terms
  • 2.
  • A Social Experiment
  • 3.
  • Two Simple Correlations
  • 4.
  • Situations Versus Levels of Analysis
Control code
ocn861792760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300146417
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2zzfmb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32196398
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792760
  • jstor0300146418

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