Ethno-religious Identification and Intergroup Contact Avoidance

An empirical study on Christian-Muslim relations in the Philippines

By Menandro Sarion Abanes

This study focuses on the latent aspects of an ethno-religious conflict, describing why and how people avoid contact with 'out-groups.' Their contact avoidance is largely based on the notion of power. The book shows how contact avoidance towards out-groups is related to people's ethno-religious identification. This is explained by various factors, such as a perceived group threat, out-group distrust, fundamentalism, quantity of contact, and direct experiences of violence. Finally, the book illustrates how education, mass media, and the history of conflict are related with intergroup contact avoidance. (Series: Nijmegen Studies in Development and Cultural Change (NICCOS) - Vol. 50) [Subject: Religious Studies, Christianity, Islamic Studies, Asian Studies]

Publication Date: 11/7/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905802