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The Ability to Overcome Out-Group Perceptions: Face-to-Face Interaction Revisited

Christian Albrekt Larsen

in The Rise and Fall of Social Cohesion

Published in print June 2013 | ISBN: 9780199681846
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191761683 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681846.003.0011
The Ability to Overcome Out-Group Perceptions: Face-to-Face Interaction Revisited

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This chapter argues that face-to-face interaction in public school systems is a more promising way to combatting out-group perceptions than are bowling association. By means of experimental data the chapter shows that contact with ‘non-western immigrants’ in primary, secondary and high schools actually lowers prejudice among white Danish students. When students who have been only in non-mixed classes are exposed to experimental ‘treatments’ that ‘load’ ethnic stereotypes, their response pattern confirms that there is a negative relationship between ethnic diversity and trust, respectively support for anti-poverty policies. But when the same ‘ethnic treatments’ are given to students who have been in mixed classes, this negative impact cannot be found.

Keywords: public schools; experimental data; stereotypes; bowling association; face-to-face interaction; prejudice; ethnic diversity; trust

Chapter.  6037 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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