Chapter 5. Why Neighbors Don't Stop the Killing: The Role of Group-Based Schadenfreude

  1. Dr Victoria M. Esses Professor Director Fellow and
  2. Richard A. Vernon Professor
  1. Russell Spears Professor1 and
  2. Dr Colin Wayne Leach BA, MA, PhD Reader visiting scholar Associate Professor2

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch5

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

How to Cite

Spears, R. and Leach, C. W. (2008) Why Neighbors Don't Stop the Killing: The Role of Group-Based Schadenfreude, in Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill (eds V. M. Esses and R. A. Vernon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Western Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cardiff University and the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  2. 2

    University of Sussex, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170581

Online ISBN: 9781444303056

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Keywords:

  • role of group-based schadenfreude;
  • intergroup schadenfreude in escalating intergroup conflicts;
  • schadenfreude - highly opportunistic and contingent;
  • creating context of killing - historical insights;
  • group-based schadenfreude and experimental evidence;
  • evidence from other intergroup contexts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theoretical Background: Intergroup Schadenfreude

  • Creating the Context of Killing: Historical Insights and Examples

  • Group-Based Schadenfreude: Experimental Evidence

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Author Note

  • Notes

  • References