Discrimination and Prejudice as Weapons in Group Conflict

  • George Eaton Simpson
  • J. Milton Yinger
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPP)

Abstract

Explanations for discrimination and prejudice are best sought in the general body of sociological, anthropological, and psychological theory about human behavior. In the development of our knowledge, the relationship has been reciprocal: the study of minority-majority relations has been a valuable approach to many social scientific problems; at the same time, the advances in the sciences of human behavior have made possible, and imperative, the reformulation of our explanations of intergroup hostility. One-factor explanations or the perspectives of one discipline are clearly inadequate.

Keywords

Lower Class Minority Status Foreign Worker White Worker Group Conflict 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Eaton Simpson
    • 1
  • J. Milton Yinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Oberlin CollegeOberlinUSA

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