A Taxonomy of Intergroup Ideologies



This paper provides an analysis and a general taxonomy of intergroup ideologies, and presents a list of their indicators. This taxonomy is related to the eight ideologies that were originally outlined in the early works. These ideologies were created on the basis of three dimensions of intercultural relations: cultural maintenance; social participation; and relative power. The taxonomy of intergroup ideologies proposed here follows these three dimensions, which are related to two issues: (i) attitudes towards cultural diversity; and (ii) forms of inclusion of ethnocultural groups in the larger society (including the issue about the hierarchy among groups). It is possible to assess how these issues are solved using four indicators: (1) celebrating differences, (2) status of groups, (3) opportunity for social interaction, and (4) way to ensure the unity of society. Orientations to these indicators make it possible to understand what kind of intergroup ideologies covering intercultural attitudes and intergroup relations exist in countries and describe them.

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Keywords: intergroup ideologies, cultural diversity, integration, segregation, assimilation, multicultur¬alism, colorblindness, interculturalism, polyculturalism, omniculturalism, cosmopolitanism

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2021170401

Funding. The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project № 20-18-00268).

Received: 18.08.2021


For citation: Grigoryev D.S., Berry J.W. A Taxonomy of Intergroup Ideologies. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2021. Vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 7–15. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2021170401.


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Information About the Authors

Dmitry S. Grigoryev, PhD in Psychology, Research Fellow, Center of Socio-Cultural Research, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4511-7942, e-mail: dgrigoryev@hse.ru

John W. Berry, PhD in Psychology, rofessor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Research Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Kingston, Canada, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2587-2879, e-mail: elderberrys@gmail.com



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