The Psychology of Legitimacy: Emerging Perspectives on Ideology, Justice, and Intergroup Relations

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John T. Jost, Professor of Psychology John T Jost, Brenda Major
Cambridge University Press, Sep 10, 2001 - Psychology - 477 pages
This book addresses how people think about inequalities of race, gender, class, status, and power, and it focuses on why social inequality is perceived as fair and legitimate. Work on stereotyping and internalization of inferiority helps to explain why the oppressed do not revolt. The book has important implications for leadership and politics and for understanding how businesses and governments maintain their legitimacy to customers and public audiences.
 

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Contents

Emerging Perspectives on the Psychology of Legitimacy
3
Theories of Legitimacy
33
Reflections on Social and Psychological Processes
54
of Legitimacy
77
Entitativity Subjective Essentialism
103
Naive Realism and the Search for Social
135
Legitimacy and the Construal of Social Disadvantage
176
Individual Upward Mobility and the Perceived Legitimacy
205
Inequality
257
The Social Dominance Approach
307
From Social Reality to Social
332
Constructing Accounts
391
A Psychological Perspective on the Legitimacy of Institutions
416
Violence and Legitimacy in Expropriative Social
437
Index
469
Copyright

Tokenism Ambiguity
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