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Lange, Matthew
Educations in ethnic violence : identity, educational bubbles, and resource mobilization / Matthew Lange
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HM1121 .L36 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Ethnic conflict
Ethnic relations
Education -- Sociological aspects
Segregation in education
Discrimination in education
Students -- Attitudes
Physical Description xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-234) and index
Contents 1. Introduction: education and ethnic violence -- 2. Education and ethnic violence: a theoretical framework -- 3. Testing the impact of education on ethnic violence: a cross-sectional time-series analysis -- 4. Education and ethnic violence in Sri Lanka -- 5. Education and ethnic violence in Cyprus -- 6. Education and ethnic violence in the Palestinian territories, India, and sub-Saharan Africa -- 7. Education and ethno-nationalist conflict in Canada and Germany -- 8. Education and ethnic violence: conclusions and implications
Summary "In Educations in Ethnic Violence, Matthew Lange explores the effects education has on ethnic violence. Lange contradicts the widely held belief that education promotes peace and tolerance. Rather, Lange finds that education commonly contributes to aggression, especially in environments with ethnic divisions, limited resources and ineffective political institutions. He describes four ways in which organized learning spurs ethnic conflicts. Socialization in school shapes students' identities and the norms governing intercommunal relations. Education can also increase students' frustration and aggression when their expectations are not met. Sometimes, the competitive atmosphere gives students an incentive to participate in violence. Finally, education provides students with superior abilities to mobilize violent ethnic movements. Lange employs a cross-national statistical analysis with case studies of Sri Lanka, Cyprus, the Palestinian territories, India, sub-Saharan Africa, Canada and Germany"-- Provided by publisher

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