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Title: Emotional reactions to the French colonization in Algeria: the normative nature of collective guilt
Authors: Bonnot, V.
Krauth-Gruber, S.
Drozda-Senkowska, E.
Lopes, D.
Keywords: Collective emotions
Compensation
French colonization
National identification
Political orientation
Prejudice
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: Fifty years after the end of the Algerian war of independence, French colonization in Algeria (1830-1962) is still a very controversial topic when sporadically brought to the forefront of the public sphere. One way to better understand current intergroup relationships between French of French origin and French with Algerian origins is to investigate how the past influences the present. This study explores French students' emotional reactions to this historical period, their ideological underpinnings and their relationship with the willingness to compensate for past misdeeds, and with prejudice. Results show that French students with French ascendants endorse a no-remorse norm when thinking about past colonization of Algeria and express very low levels of collective guilt and moral-outrage related emotions, especially those students with a right-wing political orientation and a national identification in the form of glorification of the country. These group-based emotions are significantly related to pro-social behavioral intentions (i.e. the willingness to compensate) and to prejudice toward the outgroup.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/12714
DOI: 10.1177/0539018416661653
ISSN: 0539-0184
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-29770
Accession number: WOS:000389657200007
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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