The conflict of harmony: Intergroup contact, commonality and political solidarity between minority groups

@article{Glasford2012TheCO,
  title={The conflict of harmony: Intergroup contact, commonality and political solidarity between minority groups},
  author={Demis E. Glasford and Justine Calcagno},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48},
  pages={323-328}
}

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