On the micro-ecology of racial division: A neglected dimension of segregation

 

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dc.contributor.author Dixon, John
dc.contributor.author Tredoux, Colin
dc.contributor.author Clack, Beverley
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-06T08:27:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-06T08:27:43Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/008124630503500301
dc.identifier.citation Dixon, J., Tredoux, C., & Clack, B. (2005). On the micro-ecology of racial division: A neglected dimension of segregation. South African Journal of Psychology, 35(3), 395-411. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19920
dc.description.abstract This article provides a general background to this special focus section of the journal on ‘racial interaction and isolation in everyday life’. It reviews both the geographic literature on segregation and the psychological literature on the contact hypothesis, and calls for more research on how, when and why racial isolation manifests at a microecological level; that is, the level at which individuals actually encounter one another in situations of bodily co-presence. Some conceptual and methodological implications of this extension of the segregation literature are described. The social psychological signifi cance of the racial organisation of such ordinary activities as eating in cafeterias, relaxing on beaches and occupying public seating are also explored. The focus of the argument is that everyday boundary processes may maintain the salience of racial categories, embody racial attitudes and regulate the possibility of intimate contact. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_ZA
dc.source South African Journal of Psychology en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://sap.sagepub.com/
dc.subject.other Contact hypothesis
dc.subject.other Micro-ecology of racial isolation
dc.subject.other Observational study
dc.subject.other Segregation
dc.title On the micro-ecology of racial division: A neglected dimension of segregation en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-05T08:03:26Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
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