Discipline of Psychology

Kevin Durrheim

Kevin Durrheim

School of Psychology

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Private Bag X01

Scottsville, 3201

South Africa

durrheim@ukzn.ac.za

+27332605348

Research Interests

Stereotyping, stigma, segregation, Social transformation in South Africa.

Select Publications

Dixon, J., Durrheim, K., Tredoux, C., Tropp, L., Clack, B., Eaton, L., & Quayle, M. (2010). Challenging the stubborn core of opposition to equality: Racial contact and policy attitudes. Political Psychology, 31, 831-855.DixonDurrheimTredoux et al 2010

Durrheim, K., & Dixon, J. (2010). Racial Contact and Change in South Africa. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 273-288.DurrheimDixon2010 JSI

Dixon, J. Durrheim, K., Tredoux, C., Tropp, L. R., Clack, B., & Eaton, E. (2010). A Paradox of Integration? Interracial Contact, Prejudice Reduction, and Perceptions of Racial Discrimination. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 403-418.DixonDurrheim etal 2010 JSI

Dixon, J. Tropp, L. R., Durrheim, K. & Tredoux, C. (2010). “Let Them Eat Harmony”: Prejudice-Reduction Strategies and Attitudes of Historically Disadvantaged Groups. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 76-80. Dixonetl2010 CDPS

Koen, J., & Durrheim, K. (2010). A naturalistic observational study of informal segregation: Seating patterns in lectures. Environment & Behavior, 42, 448-468. KoenDurrheim2010

Durrheim, K., Hook, D., & Riggs, D. (2009). Race and Racism. In D. Fox., I. Prilleltensky & S. Austin (Eds), Critical Psychology: An Introduction (2nd Edn.) Thousand, Oaks, CA: Sage.

Durrheim, K., Dixon, J., Tredoux, C., Eaton, L., Quayle, M., & Clack, B. (2009). Predicting support for racial transformation policies: Intergroup threat, racial prejudice sense of group entitlement and strength of identification. European Journal of Social Psychology, DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.723Durrheim et al 2009

Gentz, S., & Durrheim, K. (2009). Psychological expertise and governmentality in democratic South Africa: a tracer study of masters graduates from UKZN. Psychology in Society, 37,18-38.Gentz & Durrheim2009

Brown, L., & Durrheim, K. (2009). Different kinds of knowing: Generating qualitative Data through mobile inter-activity. Qualitative Inquiry, 15, 911-930.BrownDurrheim2009

Quayle, M. F., & Durrheim, K. (2008). Producing expertise and achieving attribution in the context of computer support. British Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 727-662.QuayleDurrheim2008

Dixon, J., Tredoux, C., Durrheim, K., Finchilescu, G., & Clack, B (2008). ‘The Inner Citadels of the Color Line’: Mapping the Micro-Ecology of Racial Segregation in Everyday Life Spaces. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, pp. 1547–1569.Dixonetal2008

Von Maltzhahn, R., & Durrheim, K. (2008). Is poverty multidimensional? A comparison of income and asset based measures in five Southern African countries. Social Indicators Research, 86, 149-162. vonMaltzhahnDurrheim2008

Dixon, J., Durrheim, K., & Tredoux, C. (2007). Intergroup contact and attitudes towards the principle and practice of racial equality. Psychological Science, 18, 867-872.DixonDurrheimTredoux2007

Durrheim, K., Boettiger, M., Essack, Z., Maarschalk, S., & Ranchod, C. (2007). The colour of success: A qualitative study of affirmative action attitudes of black academics. Transformation, 64, 112-139..Durrheim Essack et al 2007

Martin, G., & Durrheim, K. (2006). Racial recruitment in post-apartheid South Africa: Dilemmas of private recruitment agencies. Psychology in Society, 33, pp. 1-15.Martin & Durrheim

Durrheim, K., & Dixon, J. (2005). Studying talk and embodied practices: Toward a psychology of materiality of ‘race relations’. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 15, 446-460.DurrheimDixon2005

Durrheim, K., & Dixon, J. (2006). Everyday explanation of diversity and difference: The role of lay ontologizing. In G. Ellison & A. Goodman. Diversity difference and deviance. London: Taylor and Francis.  DurrheimDixon2006 Lay ontologizing

Durrheim, K., & Mtose, X. (2006). Being-black-in-the-new-South-Africa. In G. Stevens, V. Franshi, & T. Swart. A race against time: Psychology and the challenges of deracialization in South Africa. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press.DurrheimMtose2006

Durrheim, K. (2005). Socio-spatial practice and racial representation in a changing South Africa. South African Journal of Psychology. 35, 444-459.Durrheim2005

Durrheim, K. (2005). Contemporary racism: A critical review of social psychological approaches. Psychology in Society, 31, 1-8.

Durrheim, K., Quayle, M., Whitehead, K., & Kriel, A. (2005). Denial of racism: Strategies used by the South African Media. Critical Arts, 19, 1-22.DurrheimQuayleWhiteheadKriel2005

Dixon, J., & Durrheim, K. (2005). Beyond polemic: Reflecting on reflexive racism. Psychology in Society, 31, 85-91.

Dixon, J., Durrheim, K., & Tredoux, C. (2005). Beyond the optimal strategy: A reality check for the contact hypothesis. American Psychologist, 60, 697-711.dixonDurrheimTredoux2005

Dixon, J., & Durrheim, K. (2004). Dislocating identity: Desegregation and the transformation of place. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 24, 455-473.DixonDurrheim2004

Durrheim, K. & Dixon, J (2004) Attitudes and the fibre of everyday life: The discourse of racial evaluation and the lived experience of desegregation. American Psychologist, 59, 626-636.DurrheimDixon2004

Durrheim, K. (2003). White opposition to racial transformation. Is it racism? South African Journal of Psychology, 33, 241-249Durrheim2003 SAJP33

Dixon, J., & Durrheim (2003). Contact and the ecology of racial division: Some varieties of informal segregation. British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 1-23DixonDurrheim2003

Barnes, B., Palmary, I., & Durrheim. K. (2001). The denial of racism: The role of humour, personal experience and self censorship. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 20, 321-338.BarnesPalmaryDurrheim2001

Durrheim, K. (2001). A defence of an ‘immanentist’ account of social form and experience. South African Journal of Psychology. 31, 9-11Durrheim2001 SAJP31

Durrheim K., & Dixon, J. (2001). Geographies of racial exclusion: Beaches as family spaces. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 24, 333-350.DurrheimDixon2001

Durrheim, K., & Dixon, J. (2000). Theories of culture in racist discourse. Race and Society, 3, 93-109.DurrheimDixon2000

Dixon, J., & Durrheim, K. (2000). Displacing place-identity: A discursive approach to locating self and other. British Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 27-44.DixonDurrheim2000

Durrheim, K., & Foster, D. (1999). Technologies of social control. Crowd management in liberal democracy, Economy and Society, 28, 56 – 74.DurrheimFoster1991 Economy and Society

Durrheim, K. (1998). The relationship between tolerance of ambiguity and attitudinal conservatism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 28, 731-753.

Durrheim, K. (1997). Social constructionism, discourse and psychology. South African Journal of Psychology, 27, 465-475

Durrheim, K. (1997). Cognition and ideology: A rhetorical approach to critical theory. Theory and Psychology, 7, 749-770.

Durrheim, K. (1997). Theoretical conundrum: The politics and science of the authoritarian personality. Political Psychology, 18, 625-627.

Durrheim, K. (1997). Whose humdrum? A reply to Meloen. Political Psychology, 18, 657-663.

Durrheim, K., & Foster, D. (1997). Tolerance of ambiguity as a content specific construct. Personality and Individual Differences, 22, 741-750.

Durrheim, K., & Mokeki, S. (1997). Race and relevance: a content analysis of the South African Journal of Psychology. South African Journal of Psychology, 27, 206-213.

Durrheim, K., & Foster, D. (1995). The structure of sociopolitical attitudes in South Africa. Journal of Social Psychology, 135, 387-402.

Dixon, J., Foster, D., Durrheim, K., & Wilbraham, L. (1994). Discourse and the politics of space in South Africa: the ‘squatter crisis’. Discourse and Society, 5, 277-296.

 

Books

Durrheim, K., Mtose, X., & Brown, L. (2011). Race trouble: Race, identity and inequality in post-apartheid South Africa. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press/ Lexington Press.

Terre Blanche, M., Durrheim, K., & Painter, D. (Eds.). (2006). Research in practice: Applied methods for the social sciences (2 nd edn). Cape Town: UCT Press.

Durrheim, K & Dixon, J. (2005). Racial encounter: The social psychology of contact and desegregation. Hove: Routledge.

Tredoux, C., & Durrheim, K. (Eds). (2002). Numbers, hypotheses and conclusions: A course in statistics for the social sciences. Juta: Cape Town.

Terre Blanche, M. & Durrheim K. (Eds.). (1999). Research in practice: Applied methods for the social sciences. Cape Town: UCT Press.

Teaching

Coordinator
Research Masters in Psychology
Qualitative research methods (Masters)
Psychology of race and transformation (2nd year)
Social Psychology (Honours)
Contributor
Research Methods (Honours)
Research Methods (2nd year)