This volume brings together research that has investigated change and obstacles to change in intergroup relations in South Africa. * Reflects on theories of intergroup behavior that are current in the international literature. * Highlights issues of interest when considering a transformation in which the formerly subordinate group becomes the politically dominant majority.
Gillian Finchilescu is Chair of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.?She obtained her D.Phil. from Oxford University. Her research interest is intergroup relations, with a recent focus on issues around intergroup contact and the reduction on intergroup hostility. Colin Tredoux is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.?He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1996, from UCT.?His interests in social psychology include the micro-ecology of contact, naturalistic study of intergroup contact, and classic contact theory.
OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION. 1 The Changing Landscape of Intergroup Relations in South Africa. CHANGES IN IDENTITIES AND ATTITUDES. 2. Emerging Patterns of Social Identification in Post apartheid South Africa. 3. Racial Reconciliation in South Africa: Interracial Contact and Changes over Time. 4. Racial Contact and Change in South Africa. MEDIATORS OF CONTACT. 5. Mediators of the Contact Prejudice Relation amongst South African Students on Four University Campuses. 6. The Impact of Cross group Friendships in South Africa: Affective Mediators and Multigroup Comparisons. 7. Intergroup Anxiety in Interracial Interaction: The Role of Prejudice and Metastereotypes. CONTACT IN DESEGREGATED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. 8. The Reconstitution of Privilege: Integration in Former White Schools in South Africa. 9. The Spaces between Us: A Spatial Analysis of Informal Segregation at a South African University. CHALLENGES FOR THE CONTACT HYPOTHESIS. 10. Contact Theory: Too Timid for Race and Racism. 11. A Paradox of Integration? Interracial Contact, Prejudice Reduction, and Perceptions of Racial Discrimination. AFTERWORD. Commentary: South African Contributions to the Study of Intergroup Relations.