Ideology and Post-Colonial Society

Show simple item record Sibley, Christopher en Osborne, Daniel en 2017-01-10T20:51:42Z en 2016-02 en
dc.identifier.citation Political Psychology, 2016, 37 pp. 115 - 161 (47) en
dc.identifier.issn 0162-895X en
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dc.description.abstract The Dark Duo Model of Post-Colonial Ideology states that post-colonial nations possess a specific set of sociostructural conditions that foster a unique pair of complementary ideologies responsible for maintaining the status quo. These are the ideologies of Historical Negation and Symbolic Exclusion. Together, these ideologies articulate a pair of discourses that draw upon culturally sanctioned repertoires to effectively resolve the collective dissonance created by past—and present—injustices experienced by Indigenous peoples. Historical Negation and Symbolic Exclusion form a joint ideological system that legitimizes inequality in two critical social domains common to all post-colonial societies: one domain relating to resource allocations for Indigenous peoples and the other domain relating to representation and membership in the nation's identity. In the current article, we review and integrate over 10 years of research on post-colonial intergroup relations in New Zealand, leading up to a formal presentation of the Dark Duo Model. Our work in this area indicates that Historical Negation and Symbolic Exclusion are psychometrically distinct constructs that are stable over time. A meta-analytic review of 13 independent samples (N = 18,903) shows that both ideologies are independently associated with Social Dominance Orientation and Right-Wing Authoritarianism among members of the dominant (European) group in New Zealand. We review and explain why there are systematic ethnic group differences in support for these dual ideologies and why positive intergroup contact with the dominant group attenuates resistance to Symbolic Exclusion amongst Māori (the Indigenous peoples). We also show that Historical Negation and Symbolic Exclusion exert powerful unique effects on voter sentiment and support for different social policies relating to biculturalism and that these ideologies mediate the effects of Social Dominance Orientation and Right-Wing Authoritarianism on various sociopolitical attitudes. Our Dark Duo Model is a context-specific extension of the Dual-Process Model of Ideology and Prejudice that explains how specific post-colonial ideologies are generated and used to maintain social inequalities that systematically disadvantage Indigenous peoples. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher International Society of Political Psychology / Wiley en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Political Psychology en
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dc.title Ideology and Post-Colonial Society en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/pops.12323 en
pubs.issue S1 en
pubs.begin-page 115 en
pubs.volume 37 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en en
pubs.end-page 161 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 523296 en Science en Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1467-9221 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-01-11 en

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