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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The relative deprivation construct has been widely used in the social sciences to explain phenomena from experiencing psychosomatic stress to participating in urban riots. It is currently a valuable tool in research, being used especially to understand processes of social identity and responses to disadvantage by both disadvantaged minorities and privileged majorities. Originally published in 2001, this book assembles chapters by leading relative deprivation researchers in order to present comprehensive synthesis of knowledge. Featuring integrative theoretical and empirical work from social psychology, sociology, and psychology, the book provides a highly detailed reference work. It is relevant to researchers in intergroup relations, prejudice, racism, social identity, group processes, social comparison, collective behavior, and social movements. The book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the topic and its practical application.
 

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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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