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The role of relative deprivation in majority-culture support for multiculturalism

Leviston, Zoe; Dandy, Justine; Jetten, Jolanda; Walker, Iain


In this paper, we investigate majority-culture attitudes to multicultural policy in Australia. Drawing on relative deprivation (RD) theory, we explore whether resistance to multicultural policies and initiatives is related to individual and/or group-based grievance claims of discrimination. To assess RD, we asked 517 Australian-born people who identified as White Australians to rate (a) levels of discrimination toward their own group, toward themselves personally as a consequence of their group...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-01-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12652


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