Affirmative Action in Perspective

  • Fletcher A. Blanchard
  • Faye J. Crosby

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Affirmative Action Policies and Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Faye J. Crosby, Fletcher A. Blanchard
      Pages 3-7
    3. Frances A. Holloway
      Pages 9-19
    4. Jim D. Newman
      Pages 31-49
    5. Nijole V. Benokraitis, Melissa Kesler Gilbert
      Pages 65-80
  3. Reactions to Affirmative Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. John F. Dovidio, Jeffrey Mann, Samuel L. Gaertner
      Pages 83-102
    3. Rupert W. Nacoste
      Pages 103-109
    4. Francine Tougas, France Veilleux
      Pages 111-124
    5. Ann Tickamyer, Susan Scollay, Janet Bokemeier, Teresa Wood
      Pages 125-138
    6. Nancy Goldsmith, Diana Cordova, Karen Dwyer, Bergen Langlois, Faye J. Crosby
      Pages 139-146
  4. Why Bother?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Christopher J. Ruhm
      Pages 149-158
    3. Susan D. Clayton, Sandra S. Tangri
      Pages 177-192
    4. Fletcher A. Blanchard
      Pages 193-208
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-211

About this book


Racism and sexism remain prevalent in societies today. Based on this proven premise, the authors of Affirmative Action in Perspective maintain that a policy of equal opportunity as practiced in America is not a feasible, realistic solution to the "legacy of racial and sexual discrimination". Drs. Blanchard and Crosby have edited a volume which clearly displays their conviction that affirmative action as a policy has the potential to establish a society more equitable than the society we know now. Distinguished contributors to this volume discuss the policy from a level of definition to actual case studies and further, to the theoretical examination of the justice of affirmative action. Throughout the book the urgency of questioning current policies is evident; so too is the need for basic understanding of the realities of injustice which draw the line between the advantaged and the disadvantaged.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Fletcher A. Blanchard
    • 1
  • Faye J. Crosby
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologySmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96971-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9639-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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