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CANCELLED! Heymans Colloquium: Prof. Julia Becker, Barriers to individuals' motivation to participate in collective action for social change

Wanneer:do 15-05-2014 16:00 - 17:00
Waar:Room M.0074, Munting Building

LECTURER Prof. Julia Becker (Professor at University of Osnabrueck, Germany)

TITLE Barriers to individuals' motivation to participate in collective action for social change

DATE & TIME Thursday, 15 May 2014, 16.00 - 17.00 hrs

LOCATION Room M.0074, Munting Building, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, Groningen ABSTRACT Why do people often do not protest against the sources of their disadvantage and deprivation despite of ongoing high levels of social injustice around the world? I introduce two dilemmas members of disadvantaged groups are faced with. The first dilemma refers to the pull of alternative action strategies that members of disadvantaged groups can use to cope with a negative social identity. The second dilemma refers to a conflict between alternative affective loyalties and a social change orientation that can evolve when members of disadvantaged groups have close, personal contact with members of the advantaged group. ________________________________________ For more information you may contact dr. T. (Toon) Kuppens, email address: t.kuppens@rug.nl