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Ethnicity and Nationalism (Anthropology, Culture, and Society)

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Ethnicity and nationalism are pervasive features of the contemporary world, but how far is ethnicity a result of cultural differences, and how much is it in fact dependent on the practical use of, and belief in, such differences? In this book, Thomas Hylland Eriksen demonstrates that far from being an immutable property of groups, ethnicity is a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relationships. Drawing on a wide range of classic and recent studies in anthropology and sociology, Eriksen examines the relationship between ethnicity, class, gender and nationhood, as well as current issues of racism, globalisation and multiculturalism. Influential theories are presented and critically compared in a lucid and comprehensive manner. A core text for all students of social anthropology and related subjects, Ethnicity and Nationalism has been a leading introduction to the field since its original publication in 1993. This new edition - expanded and thoroughly revised - is indispensable to anyone seriously interested in understanding ethnic phenomena. New chapters cover recent studies of migration, cultural creolisation, racism, gender and nationalism, and the dilemmas of multiculturalism.

Book News Annotation:

Eriksen (social anthropology, U. of Oslo) surveys his field's theories and treatments on the construction of ethnicity and nations, comparing and evaluating their respective claims. The work was written to serve as a core text for undergraduate courses and broadly covers such topics as ethnic identity and ideology, the historical development of ethnicity, minorities and the state, identity politics and culture. Distributed by Stylus.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

New expanded edition of a classic anthropology title that examines ethnicity as a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relations.

About the Author

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. He is the author of numerous books on anthropological issues, including Small Places, Large Issues and Tyranny of the Moment, both available from Pluto Press.

Table of Contents

1. What is ethnicity?
2. Ethnic classification: Us and Them
3. The social organisation of cultural distinctiveness
4. Ethnic identity and ideology
5. Ethnicity in history
6. Nationalism
7. Minorities and the state
8. Identity politics, culture and rights
9. The non-ethnic Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745318875
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Location:
London
Author:
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Ethnic groups
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Nationalism
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Anthropology, culture, and society
Series Volume:
no. <21>, etc.
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.51 x 5.33 x 0.465 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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