The Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation
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The Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation

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This book begins with an overview by Herbert Kelman, discussing reconciliation as distinct from related processes of conflict settlement and conflict resolution. Following that, the first section focuses on intergroup reconciliation as consisting of moving beyond feelings of guilt and victimisation (i.e. socio-emotional reconciliation). These processes include acceptance of responsibility for past wrongdoings and being forgiven in return. Such processes must occur on the background of restoring and maintaining feelings of esteem and respect for each of the parties. The chapters in the second section focus on processes through which parties learn to co-exist in a conflict free environment and trust each other (i.e. instrumental reconciliation). Such learning results from prolonged contact between adversarial groups under optimal conflictions. Chapters in this section highlight the critical role of identity related processes (e.g. common identity) and power equality in this context. The contributions in the third part apply the social-psychological insights discussed previously to an analysis of real world programs to bring reconciliation (e.g. Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda, Israelis and Palestinians, and African societies plagued by the HIV epidemic and the Western aid donors). In a concluding chapter Morton Deutsch shares his insights on intergroup reconciliation that have accumulated in close to six decades of work on conflict and its resolution.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 166 x 236 x 30mm | 821g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 5 halftones, 5 line illustrations
  • 0195300319
  • 9780195300314
  • 1,073,789

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Nadler, Malloy, and Fisher have put together an impressive volume containing updated, yet coherent chapters covering the issue of intergroup reconciliation. * PsycCritiques, vol 53, release 44 *show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: INTERGROUP RECONCILIATION - DIMENSIONS AND THEMES; PART A: INTERGROUP RECONCILIATION: ITS NATURE; PART B: SOCIO-EMOTIONAL RECONCILIATION: MOVING BEYOND VICTIMHOOD, GUILT, AND HUMILIATION; (1) GUILT, VICTIMHOOD, AND FORGIVENESS; (2) RESTORING RESPECT AND ESTEEM; PART C: INSTRUMENTAL RECONCILIATION: CONTACT, COMMON IDENTITY, AND EQUALITY; (4) EQUALITY AND DIFFERENTIAL POWER; PART D: PROGRAMS TO PROMOTE INTERGROUP RECONCILIATION; PART E: INTERGROUP RECONCILIATION: AN OVERALL VIEWshow more

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