Effects of Ideologies Multiculturalism and Color-Blind: Moderation of Group Identification and Threat

Effects of Ideologies Multiculturalism and Color-Blind: Moderation of Group Identification and Threat

One of the fundamental questions emerging in the context of migratory processes is the consequences of  ideologies on cultural integration and their impact on the quality of the relations between immigrants and host communities. This research analyses the consequences of two ideological approaches to "interethnic" relations on the majority evaluation of minorities. These ideological approaches are the multiculturalism ideology (in the sense of an ideology that promotes the value of diversity as a core principle) and the Colour-blind ideology (in the sense of an ideology that promotes individuation, associated with de-categorization, and sustains that each individual should be seen as unique).This study intends to broaden the scope of previous research on the study of the consequences of interethnic ideologies. Specifically, we will consider the moderating roles of critical variables in the study of interethnic relations, through an articulation of ingroup identification and threat to the ingroup cultural value. The theoretical articulation of these two variables will be framed by previous research on social identity and on the cognitive approach to the effects of categorization on intergroup relations.

This research project derives form previous research carried out by the research team, namely:

- Vala, J., Lopes, D., Lima, M., & Brito, R. (2002). Cultural differences and hetero-ethnicization in Portugal: the perceptions of black and white people. Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, 1(2), 111-128.

- Pereira, C. (2007). Relação entre preconceito e discriminação: O Modelo da Discriminação Justificada. Unpublished PHD thesis. ISCTE, Lisboa

- Vala, J.; Lopes, D.; Lima, M. . (2008). Black Immigrants in Portugal: LusoTropicalism and Prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 64, 287-302.

- Vala, J., Pereira, C., Costa-Lopes, R. (2009).Is the attribution of cultural differences to minorities a expression of racial prejudice? International Journal of Psychology, 44: 1, 20-28.

- Costa-Lopes, R. (2009). Similarity and Dissimilarity in immigration contexts: different dimensions, different processes. Unpublished PHD thesis. ISCTE, Lisboa.

 

Estatuto: 
Proponent entity
Financed: 
Yes
Keywords: 

Intergroup Conflict, Intergroup Cooperation, Migrations, Social Identity

One of the fundamental questions emerging in the context of migratory processes is the consequences of  ideologies on cultural integration and their impact on the quality of the relations between immigrants and host communities. This research analyses the consequences of two ideological approaches to "interethnic" relations on the majority evaluation of minorities. These ideological approaches are the multiculturalism ideology (in the sense of an ideology that promotes the value of diversity as a core principle) and the Colour-blind ideology (in the sense of an ideology that promotes individuation, associated with de-categorization, and sustains that each individual should be seen as unique).This study intends to broaden the scope of previous research on the study of the consequences of interethnic ideologies. Specifically, we will consider the moderating roles of critical variables in the study of interethnic relations, through an articulation of ingroup identification and threat to the ingroup cultural value. The theoretical articulation of these two variables will be framed by previous research on social identity and on the cognitive approach to the effects of categorization on intergroup relations.

This research project derives form previous research carried out by the research team, namely:

- Vala, J., Lopes, D., Lima, M., & Brito, R. (2002). Cultural differences and hetero-ethnicization in Portugal: the perceptions of black and white people. Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, 1(2), 111-128.

- Pereira, C. (2007). Relação entre preconceito e discriminação: O Modelo da Discriminação Justificada. Unpublished PHD thesis. ISCTE, Lisboa

- Vala, J.; Lopes, D.; Lima, M. . (2008). Black Immigrants in Portugal: LusoTropicalism and Prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 64, 287-302.

- Vala, J., Pereira, C., Costa-Lopes, R. (2009).Is the attribution of cultural differences to minorities a expression of racial prejudice? International Journal of Psychology, 44: 1, 20-28.

- Costa-Lopes, R. (2009). Similarity and Dissimilarity in immigration contexts: different dimensions, different processes. Unpublished PHD thesis. ISCTE, Lisboa.

 

Objectivos: 
<p>This research aims to analyse the consequences of two "interethnic" ideologies (multiculturalism and colour-blind) on the majority evaluation of minorities. In contrast with previous research that addressed the direct impact of ideologies on the evaluation of minorities, we will focus on the articulation of the moderating roles of two critical variables: ingroup identification and the threat to the ingroup's cultural value. </p>
Rui Costa-Lopes
Coordenador 
Start Date: 
01/09/2007
End Date: 
01/12/2009
Duração: 
27 meses
Closed