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Improving Intergroup Relations

Improving Intergroup Relations

July 2001 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

As we begin a new millennium, humankind is still plagued by intergroup conflict, racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. This book is intended both as supplemental reading for courses and as a practical guidebook for individuals and programs interested in reducing prejudice and improving intergroup relations. It provides the only comprehensive review and compilation of techniques of improving intergroup relations. There's a huge amount of literature on the causes and nature of prejudice, reflecting great interest in the topic, but the literature on prejudice reduction is more scattered, spread across a range of theoretical and applied sources. This book brings these literatures together, with an emphasis on helping to elucidate what works and why.

A Brief History of Intergroup Relations
Intergroup Relations Theories and Concepts
Multicultural Education Introduction
Diversity Initiatives in the Workplace
Intergroup Dialogues
Intercultural Training Programs
Cooperative Learning Groups
Conflict Resolution Programs
Moral and Values Education Programs
Evaluating Intergroup Relations Programs

"The content is timely, important, and relevant to both academics and practitioners. Its organization would appeal to academics because of the comprehensive theoretical and research reviews it contains. It would appeal to practitioners because of its emphasis on the descriptions of techniques and practical resources for their implementation." 

Elizabeth Sparks
Boston College

"The authors are imminently qualified, and the time is right for this type of approach." 

Thomas Pettigrew
University of California, Santa Cruz

"It is an ambitious project, and a very promising one….The authors have gathered a wide range of relevant information and have presented the information clearly and at an accessible and appropriate level." 

Jack Dovidio
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

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