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Racial contact and change in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-06 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:36:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:36:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-06 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11191
dc.description.abstract We investigate the effects of sociopolitical change on intergroup contact and social distance attitudes in South Africa, and the effect of these variables on intergroup attitudes and racial policy attitudes. The data come from secondary analysis of surveys conducted between 1991 and 2005, as well as a dedicated survey conducted in 2006. The results reveal widespread racial isolation among Black people; ambivalent attitudes to racial integration among Whites, who support integration in principle but are opposed to it personally; and contrasting outcomes of contact for Blacks and Whites. Increased intergroup contact was associated with reduced stereotyping and increased support for transformation policies among Whites but was associated with increased opposition to transformation policies among Blacks. Contrary to the predictions of contact theory, attitudes of Blacks and Whites toward Coloured and Indian compatriots were generally more negative in provinces with high levels of intergroup contact between these groups. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RACIAL SEGREGATION en
dc.subject SOCIAL INCLUSION en
dc.subject TRANSFORMATION en
dc.title Racial contact and change in South Africa en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 66(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Social Issues en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9925 en
dc.PageNumber 273-288 en
dc.outputnumber 8842 en
dc.bibliographictitle Durrheim, K. & Dixon, J. (2010) Racial contact and change in South Africa. <i>Journal of Social Issues</i>. 66(2):273-288. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Durrheim, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Dixon, J. en


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