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Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality

McLeod, Jane, Lawler, Edward, Schwalbe, Michael (Eds.)

2014, XXV, 749 p. 15 illus.

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  • The first comprehensive overview of social psychological research on inequality
  • Draws on all of the major theoretical traditions in sociological social psychology
  • Demonstrates what a focus on psychological mechanisms can do for advancing the discipline

This handbook provides the first comprehensive overview of social psychological research on inequality for a graduate student and professional audience. Drawing on all of the major theoretical traditions in sociological social psychology, its chapters demonstrate the relevance of social psychological processes to this central sociological concern. Each chapter in the handbook has a distinct substantive focus, but the chapters will also share common emphases on:

- The unique contributions of sociological social psychology 

- The historical roots of social psychological concepts and theories in classic sociological writings

- The complementary and conflicting insights that derive from different social psychological traditions in sociology.

This Handbook is of interest to graduate students preparing for careers in social psychology or in inequality, professional sociologists, and university/college libraries   


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Behavioral Interchange Patterns - Categorization and Intersectionality - Construction of Social Differences - Creating Inequality with Language and Talk - Double Standards and Emotions - Dramaturgical Social Psychology - Emotions and Affect - Equality and Justice - Gender Inequality - Gender and Status - Global Change and the Reproduction of Inequality - Health Inequalities in the United States - Ideology and Social Inequalities - Immigration and Inequality - Inequality and Families - Inequality and Its Legitimation - Inequality and Social Connections - Interpersonal Status Hierarchies - Labeling and Stereotyping - Matrix of Domination - Micro Stratification - Neighborhoods and Inequality - Power and Resource Inequality - Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality - Self and Identity - Sexual Identities and Social Psychology - Social Class and Status - Social Identity - Social Inequality in Crime and Deviance - Social Inequality in Schools - Social Influence and Conformity - Social Justice and Interpersonal Influence - Social Movements and Social Inequality - Social Networks and Social and Cultural Capital - Social Organization of Age - Social Psychology of Inequality - Social Psychology of Inequality at Work - Socialization and Inequality - Stigma and Social Inequality - Symbolic Interactionism - Urban Sociology

Related subjects » Psychology - Social Sciences

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