In Common Predicament: Conflict Between Groups
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Their [the Perfectionists’] views, which they never concealed, excited the hostility of the people [of Putney] to such a degree that they were mobbed and driven out of the place; and in the spring of 1848 they joined some persons of like faith and practice at Oneida, in Madison County, New York. Here they began community life anew, on forty acres of land, on which stood an unpainted frame dwelling-house, an abandoned Indian hut, and an old Indian saw-mill. They owed for this property two thousand dollars. The place was neglected, without cultivation, and the people were so poor that for some time they had to sleep on the floor in the garret which was their principal sleeping-chamber (Nordhoff, 1875, p. 260).
KeywordsSocial Identity Theory Game Matrix Group Conflict Intergroup Conflict Superordinate Goal
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