The Cultural Narratives of Francophone and Anglophone Quebecers: Using a Historical Perspective to Explore the Relationships Among Collective Relative Deprivation, In-Group Entitativity, and Collective Esteem

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The Cultural Narratives of Francophone and Anglophone Quebecers: Using a Historical Perspective to Explore the Relationships Among Collective Relative Deprivation, In-Group Entitativity, and Collective Esteem
Abstract
The authors examine the relationship between collective relative deprivation and collective esteem using a historical perspective. They hypothesized that collective relative deprivation perceived to be experienced during an important low-point in a group's history serves to define the group's current collective identity, which is in turn associated with collective esteem. In Study 1, the authors conducted cultural narrative interviews with twenty Montreal Francophones and eighteen Montreal Anglophones university students in order to identify key historical chapters for these groups and to examine the extent to which historical low-points were identity-defining features of their narratives. In Study 2, using the information obtained from these narratives, the authors explored collective relative deprivation across group members' perceived histories and related to current in-group entitativity and collective esteem. They found that the relationship between collective relative deprivation thought to be experienced by one's group during a historical low-point and collective esteem was positive for both the Anglophone and Francophone participants and was mediated by in-group entitativity. The authors conclude that collective relative deprivation perceived to be experienced during a historical low-point serves to define one's collective identity, which is in turn associated with greater collective esteem.
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British Journal of Social Psychology
Volume
Vol. 50
Pages
726-746
Date
2011
Language
en
Citation
Bougie, Evelyne, Esther Usborne, Roxane de la Sablonnière, and Donald M. Taylor. “The Cultural Narratives of Francophone and Anglophone Quebecers: Using a Historical Perspective to Explore the Relationships Among Collective Relative Deprivation, In-Group Entitativity, and Collective Esteem.” British Journal of Social Psychology Vol. 50 (2011): 726–746.
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