The exit of social mobility and the voice of social change : Notes on the social psychology of intergroup relations
AbstractTheory and methods / Théorie et méthodesThe exit of social mobility and the voice of social change : Notes on the social psychology of intergroup relations SAGE Publications, Inc.1975DOI: 10.1177/053901847501400204 Henri Tajfel University of Bristol As I Ishared until recently the puzzlement of M. Jourdain in not knowing that I was writing prose, it would perhaps be appropriate to introduce these notes with an account of a brief encounter. Early in March 1974, I was spending a few days in Cambridge, Mass., on my way to deliver some lectures at the University of Michigan. When visiting some friends, I met for the first time Albert Hirschman who a little later in the evening asked me the kind of question that no well-drilled academic ever should in such circum- tances take seriously or, even less, answer seriously : what was I going to talk about at Ann Arbor? But the question was asked with great courtesy and apparent interest; therefore I briefly answered in (I hope) no more than five minutes. Next morning, Hirschman appeared bearing a "slim volume" with the inscription: "Pour Henri Tajfel, avec le pressentiment d'un dialogue". The book was his Exit, voice and loyalty 1.