The Functions of Prejudice

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Harper & Row, Feb 1, 1975 - Family & Relationships - 150 pages
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Protection of SelfEsteem
Reduction of Uncertainty

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1973 energy crisis Ability grouping achievement Adam Powell Ameri American Indians American Protective Association American society among Amos and Andy anomie anti-black anti-Semitism attitudes Authoritarian Personality basis black Americans Black Panther black power Brooklyn Tech Cherokee Colonial America comparison conception of prejudice consequences of prejudice Coser Court Jews culture culture of poverty DeFleur Depression period discrimination displaced aggression displacement of aggression Divine Light Mission Dollard economic Educational psychologists Example Item F Scale factors fascism frustration functional analysis functions of prejudice future shock gains George Bernard Shaw George Wallace grades group therapy Helen Lynch Herbert H hostility immigrants important income independent variable individual's intergroup intervening variable ity group Jack Levin Jewish Jews Ku Klux Klan labor Langston Hughes large numbers Leontyne Price level of prejudice low-paying jobs maintenance of occupational majority majority-minority manifest function mass media Mexican Mexican-Americans minority group minority-group member Moreover Morris Janowitz Muslim nature of prejudice negative feelings Negro nigger norms O. H. Mowrer occupational status OsCar Handlin outgroups Paul Laurence Dunbar Paul Newman percent performance political portunities posi position prejudice against prejudiced individuals presence protection of self-esteem psycho psychological Puerto Ricans racial racial integration racism Ralph Bunche RandMcNally reducing prejudice reduction of competition reduction of prejudice reduction of uncertainty regarded relations relative deprivation relative evaluation result role Saul Landau scapegoat scores secondary gains Selznick sharecropper slavery slaves social change social class social comparison social environment social functions social inertia Social Psychology social scientists solidarity Southern Status Inconsistency stereotypes Steve McQueen Stokely Carmichael structure tend Theodor Herzl tion toward transcendental meditation Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo unpleasant or low-paying Urban Institute Vander Zanden variable viduals white Americans white-collar workers workers zero-sum orientation

About the author (1975)

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University. He has authored or coauthored a number of books, including Elementary Statistics in Social Research, The Functions of Prejudice, Gossip: The Inside Scoop, Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, and Overkill: Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed. Levin's work has appeared in professional journals, including Youth & Society, Criminology, The Gerontologist, and Sex Roles, as well as in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune and USA Today. He has lectured on campuses around the country about serial murder, hate crimes, and domestic terrorism. A dedicated educator and social advocate, Jack Levin received Northeastern University's Excellence in Teaching Award and was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its Professor of the Year in Massachusetts.

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