Untangling the roots of tolerance: how forms of social capital shape attitudes toward ethnic minorities and immigrants

Côté, Rochelle R. and Erickson, Bonnie H. (2009) Untangling the roots of tolerance: how forms of social capital shape attitudes toward ethnic minorities and immigrants. American Behavioral Scientist, 52 12: 1664-1689. doi:10.1177/0002764209331532


Author Côté, Rochelle R.
Erickson, Bonnie H.
Title Untangling the roots of tolerance: how forms of social capital shape attitudes toward ethnic minorities and immigrants
Journal name American Behavioral Scientist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-7642
1552-3381
Publication date 2009-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0002764209331532
Volume 52
Issue 12
Start page 1664
End page 1689
Total pages 26
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Past research suggests that tolerance flows from personal characteristics, diversified networks, and participation in voluntary associations. Earlier studies have never included all of these, so researchers have not explored alternative theoretical accounts of how possible causes of tolerance connect to each other and to tolerance. For example, do association members have more tolerance because association activities meet the conditions of the contact hypothesis,because members are well educated, or because association activity widens one's networks? Furthermore, both associations and social networks vary in the extent to which they provide the experiences theoretically linked to tolerance, so types of associations and types of networks should also have different effects on tolerance. Exploring these and other variations provides an enriched test of theoretical conjectures. Findings from analyses of the 2000 Canadian federal election study show that tolerance is complex, stemming from a combination of social networks, voluntary association activities, and individual attributes.
Keyword Canada
Ethnic minorities
Social capital
Social tolerance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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