Relative Deprivation: Specification, Development, and Integration

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Iain Walker, Heather J. Smith
Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Psychology - 379 pages
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Relative deprivation is the experience of being deprived of something to which you think you are entitled. It has important consequences for both behavior and attitudes, including feelings of stress, political attitudes, and participation in collective action. This book assembles chapters by leading international researchers, who present innovative, integrative, theoretical and empirical advances in the area. It is relevant to researchers and students in social psychology, sociology, economics, politics, and other social sciences, especially those interested in intergroup relations, prejudice, social identity, group processes, social comparison, social justice, and social movements.
  

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Contents

Fraternal Deprivation Collective Threat and Racial
13
The Different Consequences of Personal
91
The Embeddedness of Social Comparison
164
Japanese and American Reactions to Gender Discrimination
185
Social Identity and Relative Deprivation
239
Relative Deprivation and Counterfactual Thinking
265
From Grievance
288
Spontaneous Temporal and Social Comparisons
313
Integrating Relative
332
Relative Deprivation as a Key Social
351
Faye Crosby Colin
369
Index
375
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Iain Walker is a Senior Research Scientist with Australia s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, where he leads the Social & Behavioural Sciences Group. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Australia, and 3 other Australian universities.

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