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

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

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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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forbes, H. D.
Dewey number
303.48/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN496
LC item number
.F67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Culture conflict
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Critical theory
  • Ethnic relations
  • Etnische conflicten
  • Theorie
Label
Ethnic conflict : commerce, culture, and the contact hypothesis, H.D. Forbes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36011666
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780300068191
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96050343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36011666
Label
Ethnic conflict : commerce, culture, and the contact hypothesis, H.D. Forbes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36011666
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780300068191
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96050343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36011666

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