Youths Trapped in Prejudice

Hungarian Adolescents’ Attitudes towards the Roma

  • Luca Váradi

Part of the Politische Psychologie book series (POLPSY)

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About this book


Luca Váradi aims to understand the formation of the Hungarian teenagers’ attitudes towards the Roma, as adolescence is a crucial period in identity development. Her objective is to determine to what extent the classical and more recent theories on the formation of prejudice can be applied in a context in which there is no public consensus of respect towards minorities. The author lets the teenagers express their own views to see their world through their eyes, allowing the reader to understand what being prejudiced or tolerant means to these adolescents.


  • The formation of Prejudice in Adolescence: Teenagers on the Crossroads of Attitudes
  • Living in Poverty, Facing Segregation – Everyday Experiences of the Roma in Hungary
  • A Society Trapped in Prejudice – the Case of Hungary
  • The Present Study: Attitudes towards the Roma among Hungarian Teenagers

Target Groups

  • Academics, researchers, and students in the fields of sociology; social psychology, psychology, social work, education science, Romani studies; European studies; political education, minority studies, nationalism studies
  • Social workers, political decision makers (EU), activists (against racism and xenophobia), teachers, parents

The Author

Luca Váradi is a Hungarian sociologist. Her research focuses on ethnic prejudices and especially on the formation of prejudice in adolescence. She is currently a research fellow at the University of Hamburg and guest lecturer at the Central European University.


Ethnic prejudices Experiences of the Roma in Hungary Prejudice in Adolescence Roma und Sinti Society Trapped in Prejudice The formation of prejudice in adolescence

Authors and affiliations

  • Luca Váradi
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychologie, Lehrstuhl SozialpsychologieUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-05890-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-05891-3
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