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The Rise and Fall of Social CohesionThe Construction and De-construction of Social Trust in the US, UK, Sweden and Denmark$
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Christian Albrekt Larsen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681846.001.0001

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The Ability to Overcome Out-Group Perceptions: Face-to-Face Interaction Revisited

The Ability to Overcome Out-Group Perceptions: Face-to-Face Interaction Revisited

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The Rise and Fall of Social Cohesion

Christian Albrekt Larsen

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that face-to-face interaction in public school systems is a more promising way to combatting out-group perceptions than are bowling association. By means of experimental data the chapter shows that contact with ‘non-western immigrants’ in primary, secondary and high schools actually lowers prejudice among white Danish students. When students who have been only in non-mixed classes are exposed to experimental ‘treatments’ that ‘load’ ethnic stereotypes, their response pattern confirms that there is a negative relationship between ethnic diversity and trust, respectively support for anti-poverty policies. But when the same ‘ethnic treatments’ are given to students who have been in mixed classes, this negative impact cannot be found.

Keywords:   public schools, experimental data, stereotypes, bowling association, face-to-face interaction, prejudice, ethnic diversity, trust

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