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Islamophobia Without Muslims? The “Contact Hypothesis” as an Explanation for Anti-Muslim Attitudes – Eastern European Societies in a Comparative Perspective

, which feed more pronounced nationalistic positions and anti-Muslim attitudes among citizens in Eastern Europe. Social–psychological theories contribute to a better understanding of this trend. Empirically, we draw our data from the European Social Survey (ESS 2014). The Puzzle: Islamophobia Without Muslims? What exactly do we mean by Islamophobia? First, it is to state that Islamophobia is a highly contested term ( Allen 2010 ). A great deal of attention in the research field is dedicated to the subtle differences (and flawed boundaries) between Islamophobia

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An Elementary Theory of Social Structure

-1334. Willer, D. and B. Anderson (1981) (eds.) Networks, Exchange and Coercion . Elsevier/Greenwood: New York. Elsevier/Greenwood: New York. Willer, D. and P. Emanuelson (2006) ‘Elementary Theory’. In P. Burke (ed.) Contemporary Social Psychological Theory, pp. 217 - 243. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Willer, D. and P. Emanuelson (2008) ‘Testing Ten Theories’. Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 32(3): 165-203. Willer, D. and P. Emanuelson (2009) ‘One-shot Exchange Networks and the Shadow of the Future’. Social Networks, 31(2): 147

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Tourist's Perceptions in the Liberec Region

(2), 425-439. DOI: 10.1016/S0160-7383(97)80010-2. Fuchs, M., & Höpken, W. (2011). E-Business horizons in the tourism industry - Challenges for research and practice In K.L. Sidali et al. (Eds.), Food, Agri-Culture and Tourism: Linking local gastronomy and rural tourism: interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 140-160). Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Hidelberg. Hall, D. Kirkpatrick, I., & Mitchell., M. (2005). Rural tourism and sustainable business . Toronto: Channel View Publications. Harrill, R., & Potts, T. (2002). Social psychological theories of tourist motivation

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Children and Television: Vicarious Socialisation Experiences

social construction of reality: a treatise in the sociology of knowledge . NY: Penguin Books. Blumer, H. (1969). Symbolic interactionism: perspective and method . NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. Browne, K.D.& Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (2008). The influence of violent media on children and adolescents: a public-health approach. The Lancet , 365 (9460), 702-710. Burbary, K. (2011). Facebook demographics revisited - 2011 statistics. Retrieved from http://www.kenburbary.com/ Burke, P.J. (2006). Contemporary social psychological theories . CA: Stanford

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Segmenting Art Festival Visitors by Motivations

. [19] Gursoy, D., Kendall, K., 2006, Hosting mega events: Modeling locals’ support. Annals of Tourism Research, 33(3), pp. 603-623. [20] Harrial, R., Potts, T.D., 2002, Social psychological theories of tourist motivation: Exploration, debate, and transition. Tourism Analysis, 7(2), pp. 105-114. [21] Iso-Ahola, S.E., 1980, The social psychology of leisure and recreation. Dubuque: Brown. [22] Kim, K., Uysal, M., Chen, J., 2002, Festival visitor motivation from the organizers’ points of view. Event Management, 7(2), pp

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Expecting Refugees in Latvia: Negative Stereotyping

Psychology in Australia 107 120 Springer Science LLC http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1403-2_7 Hogg, M. A. (2006). Social Identity Theory, in Burke, P. (Ed.). Contemporary Social Psychological Theories . Stanford University Press. Hogg M. A. 2006 Social Identity Theory Burke P. Contemporary Social Psychological Theories Stanford University Press Hutchinson, J. & Smith, A. D. (1994). (Eds.). Nationalism . Oxford Reader. Oxford University Press. Hutchinson J. Smith A. D. 1994 Nationalism Oxford Reader. Oxford

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The Prevalence and Covariates of Potential Doping Behavior in Kickboxing; Analysis Among High-Level Athletes

, 2015 ; Tanriverdi et al., 2007 ; Zazryn et al., 2003 ). Therefore, when compared with their everyday risk of injury, the health-related side effects of doping may not seem as serious. A more positive doping tendency was found in athletes who perceived that doping was prevalent in kickboxing, and this is consistent with previous studies ( Kondric et al., 2011 ; Rodek et al., 2013 ). This relationship can be largely explained by the social psychological theory of self-categorization ( Turner and Oakes, 1986 ). According to this theory, people adopt the norms

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Editorial: Reflections on Islamophobia in Central and Eastern Europe

societies are (almost) without Muslims. Their explanation is based on data taken from the European Social Survey (2014) and analogously recounting social psychological theories which deal with prejudice and stereotyping, they convincingly argue that lack of “real-life experience” is a supporting factor to negative stereotypes about Muslims and, on the contrary, “individuals who are in contact with outside groups, make friends with people from other ethnicities, and perceive these contacts as convenient are less likely to feel prejudice toward Muslims.” Further, the media

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