The Social Psychology of Stereotyping and Group Life
January 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
The contributors debate and challenge a range of traditional beliefs about stereotyping by exploring its social functions in intergroup contexts. They also tackle a range of thorny problems in sterotyping and related literatures: including the question of sterotype accuracy, why stereotypes develop and are widely shared, and how stereotypes and sterotyping impact upon people's self-esteem and self-definition. In short, this book examines how stereotypes are structured by social identities and the relations between groups.
List of Contributors.
"This is a volume that should be read-and definetly will be talked about-by all researches interested in stereotyping and intergroup relations. The research and theoretical developments presented demand a profound reassessment, their social consequences, and the ideological functions served. This excellent collection of chapters represents a major leap forward in our understanding of stereotyping processes from an intergroup perspective." Professor Nyla R. Branscombe, University of Kansas