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The European continent is the homeland for many diverse cultures struggling to maintain their ways of life and thrive or even to survive in the 21st century. Endangered Peoples of Europe: Struggles to Survive and Thrive profiles more than 12 endangered peoples, ranging from the Scottish Highlanders, the Basques in Spain, the former Yugoslavians, to the Cypriots. Their cultural identity, stemming from ancient times yet ever changing, is perhaps more at risk than at any other time in history because of such menaces as nation building, the drive toward homogenization, wars and ethnic cleansing, and globalization. The chapters are written by anthropologists based on their field work or by specialists with intimate knowledge of the situation, which guarantees unparalleled accuracy and immediacy.

Endangered Peoples of Europe: Struggles to Survive and Thrive is a rare opportunity to delve into the current problems facing many groups who are often in the news and others that are lesser known. Each chapter profiles a specific people or peoples with a cultural overview of their history, subsistence strategies or economic opportunities, social and political organization, religion and world view, threats to survival, and responses to these threats. A section entitled Food for Thought provides questions that encourage a personal engagement with the experiences of these peoples, and a resource guide suggests further reading and lists films, videos, pertinent organizations, and web sites. Students and the general audience will find this an invaluable resource for expanding their knowledge of Europe today.

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Twelve contributions from anthropologists and other scholars describe a variety of ethnic groups in Europe who are faced with threats ranging from ongoing wars to the growth of nation-states, commercial expansion, and globalization. Some of the groups profiled include the Basques, the Rusyn of the Carpathians, the Catalans, French Algerians, Northern Irish, the Tyroleans of Austria, and the former Yugoslavians. Each chapter ends with study questions—which suggests classroom use, at the high school level and above, and lists of resources—books, and sometimes films, web sites, recordings, and organizations.
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The European continent is the homeland for many diverse cultures struggling to maintain their ways of life and thrive or even to survive in the 21st century. Endangered Peoples of Europe: Struggles to Survive and Thrive profiles more than 12 endangered peoples, ranging from the Scottish Highlanders, the Basques in Spain, the former Yugoslavians, to the Cypriots. Their cultural identity, stemming from ancient times yet ever changing, is perhaps more at risk than at any other time in history because of such menaces as nation building, the drive toward homogenization, wars and ethnic cleansing, and globalization. The chapters are written by anthropologists based on their field work or by specialists with intimate knowledge of the situation, which guarantees unparalleled accuracy and immediacy.

Synopsis:

Illuminates the struggles of diverse European peoples to survive and thrive

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]) and index.

About the Author

JEAN S. FORWARD is a lecturer in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

The Armenians of the Western Diaspora by Susan Pattie

The Basques by Linda White

The Catalans by Susan M. DiGiacomo

The Cypriots by Kyriacos C. Markides and Joseph S. Joseph

The French Algerians by David Bloomberg

The Macedonian Minority of Northern Greece by Loring M. Danforth

Northern Ireland: Between War and Peace by Thomas Taaffe

The Rusyn of the Carpathians by Richard Wallace

The Scottish Highlanders by Kelli Ann Costa and Jean S. Forward

The Slovakians by Richard Wallace

The Tyroleans of Austria by Kelli Ann Costa

The Former Yugoslavians by Kathleen Young

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313310065
Editor:
Forward, Jean S.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Forward, Jean S.
Author:
Forward, Jean S.
Author:
Forward, Jean
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Indigenous peoples
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Europe Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Minorities - Europe - History
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
The Greenwood Press "Endangered peoples of the world" series,
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.58x6.46x1.00 in. 1.09 lbs.

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