National identity, Australian values and outsiders

Louis, Winnifred, Barlow, Fiona Kate and Greenaway, Katharine (2012). National identity, Australian values and outsiders. In Diane Bretherton and Nikola Balvin (Ed.), Peace psychology in Australia (pp. 87-104) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1403-2_6

Author Louis, Winnifred
Barlow, Fiona Kate
Greenaway, Katharine
Title of chapter National identity, Australian values and outsiders
Title of book Peace psychology in Australia
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-1403-2_6
Series Peace Psychology Book series
ISBN 9781461414032
Editor Diane Bretherton
Nikola Balvin
Chapter number 6
Start page 87
End page 104
Total pages 18
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
How you act towards other people mostly feels like your personal choice, and how
they act towards you can feel like a personal experience. If they’re nice, it feels as
though they like you; if they’re mean, it may feel as though they don’t. But over time
and across people, broad patterns emerge whereby some groups are systematically
excluded from friendship and power networks, and other groups are let in. In this
chapter, we see that who we are as group members – whether it be Australians,
Queenslanders, men, women or peace psychologists – informs how we behave to
people from other groups. Specifi cally, this chapter examines Australian identity
and values, and Australians’ treatment of outsiders.
     We begin with a descriptive, historical overview and segue into a review of relevant
research. Our focus is geared towards social psychological study, and our own
research in particular, which explores the construction of the Australian identity and
its relation to other identities. We close by offering a theoretical model of how identity
politics operate to create or alter confl ictual relations between social groups.
Implications for peace-building interventions are discussed.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Part I The Geohistorical Context of Peace Psychology in Australia

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