On the Nature of Prejudice: Fifty Years after Allport

On the Nature of Prejudice: Fifty Years after Allport

Editor(s): John F. Dovidio, Peter Glick, Laurie A. Rudman

Print ISBN: 9781405127509

Online ISBN: 9780470773963

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773963


"To simultaneously take stock of research on prejudice and mark the 50th anniversary of Gordon Allport's The Nature of Prejudice, a prolific group of 44 authors collaborated to produce a set of reviews that will surely guide the next 50 years of prejudice research. The resulting book, On the Nature of Prejudice: Fifty Years After Allport, reveals such a rich sense of dialogue, cooperation, and thoughtful regard for posterity that it reads like no ordinary academic text. Words like "wide-ranging," "respectful," "scholarly," "comprehensive," and "truly ground-breaking" came to mind as I read deliberations about why Allport's work remains so influential today, the new insights that have emerged in the field, and potential directions for future investigations." PsycCRITIQUES

"This outstanding volume is more than just a well-written and entertaining homage to the work of Gordon Allport, arguably one of the most influential and insightful students of prejudice in the 20th century. In addition, this book has managed to assemble most of the leading scholars in the field and induce them to think clearly and succinctly about our present state of knowledge and to sketch out the several theoretical issues that remain to be clarified by future research. The overall result is a volume that is simply a tour de force and a "must read" for anyone seriously interested in deepening their understanding of the frustratingly complex issues of prejudice and intergroup conflict in the modern world." James Sidanius, UCLA

"Even while acknowledging that Gordon Allport continues to dominate the agenda for prejudice research, this volume's contributions reveal many new insights based on the original and wide-ranging research of the authors - often calling for revision of Allport's thinking." Anthony G. Greenwald, University of Washington

"The idea of building an edited volume around Allport's classic book is brilliant, and the timing could not be better." Marilynn Brewer, Ohio State University

"This book is an impressive addition to the literature in social psychology... certainly an excellent 'one stop-shop' for mainstream social psychology research on prejudice." Kenneth McKenzie, Trinity College, Dublin. Social Psychologyical Review, April 2006

"All in all, there can be no doubt that Gordon Allport laid the foundation for research on prejudice. However, we think the editors and authors of this volume have successfully built on that solid base by adding their own theoretical and empirical layers, ones that further strengthen the field's knowledge for the future." American Journal of Psychology