Improving Intergroup Relations
- Walter G. Stephan - Emeritus, New Mexico State University
- Cookie White Stephan - Emeritus, New Mexico State University
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.
"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."
"The authors are imminently qualified, and the time is right for this type of approach."
"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."