Ethno-religious Identification and Intergroup Contact Avoidance

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Menandro Sarion Abanes

An empirical study on Christian-Muslim relations in the Philippines

ISBN 978-3-643-90580-2
Band-Nr. 50
Jahr 2014
Seiten 312
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nijmegen Studies in Development and Cultural Change (NICCOS)


This study focuses on the latent aspects of an ethno-religious
conflict. It describes why and how people avoid contact with
out-groups. Their contact avoidance is largely based on the notion of power.
It shows how contact avoidance towards out-groups is related
to people’s ethno-religious identification. The
relationship between contact avoidance and ethno-religious
identification is explained by factors, such as perceived
group threat, out-group distrust, fundamentalism, quantity
of contact and direct experiences of violence. Finally, it
illustrates how education, mass media and history of
conflict are related with intergroup contact avoidance.

Menandro S. Abanes is Assistant Professor at
Ateneo de Naga University.