Guest Editorial: Qualitative Research on Prejudice

  • Felix Knappertsbusch Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Björn Milbradt University of Kassel
  • Udo Kelle Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg


Central topics and challenges for current social research on prejudice and discrimination are outlined and discussed with special regard to how such research may benefit from a stronger focus on qualitative and mixed methods perspectives. Such a methodological approach is described as particularly fruitful in dealing with the context-sensitive flexibility and fragmentation of prejudiced behavior; the special role of ideological patterns of justification in such expressions of prejudice; and the normative character and reflexivity of prejudice research itself. The contributions to this issue are then presented against the backdrop of this theoretical and methodological framework.
Focus: Qualitative Research on Prejudice