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A Theory of System Justification

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674244658

Publication Date: 07/14/2020

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408 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

29 illus., 16 tables

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  • Preface
  • 1. A New “Discourse of Voluntary Servitude”
  • 2. What Is Social Justice?
  • 3. Intellectual Precursors, Major Postulates, and Practical Relevance of System Justification Theory
  • 4. Stereotyping and the Production of False Consciousness
  • 5. The Psychology of System Justification: Eighteen Hypotheses about Rationalization of the Status Quo, Internalization of Inferiority, and Potential Conflicts among Self, Group, and System Justification Motives
  • 6. Does a Sense of Powerlessness Foster the Legitimation of Authority and Hierarchy?
  • 7. “Poor but Happy”: The System-Justifying Potential of Complementary Stereotypes
  • 8. The Subjugation and Self-Subjugation of Girls and Women
  • 9. Belief in a Just God (and a Just Society): Religion as a Form of System Justification
  • 10. Overcoming Resistance to Change and Motivated Skepticism about Climate Change
  • 11. Why Men and Women Do and Don’t Rebel
  • 12. System Justification Theory Twenty-Five Years Later: Criticisms, Rebuttals, and Future Directions
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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