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Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rights - Stephen J. May

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rights

By: Stephen J. May (Editor), Tariq Modood (Editor), Judith Squires (Editor)

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This interdisciplinary collection addresses the position of minorities in democratic societies, with a particular focus on minority rights and recognition. For the first time, it brings together leading international authorities on ethnicity, nationalism and minority rights from both social and political theory, with the specific aim of fostering further debate between the disciplines. In their introduction, the editors explore the ways in which politics and sociology can complement each other in unravelling the many contradictory aspects of complex phenomena. Topics addressed include the constructed nature of ethnicity, its relation to class and to 'new racism', different forms of nationalism, self determination and indigenous politics, the politics of recognition versus the politics of redistribution, and the re-emergence of cosmopolitanism. This book is essential reading for all those involved in the study of ethnicity, nationalism and minority rights.

Ethnicity, nationalism and minority rights charting the disciplinary debates
Ethnicity and Ethnic Groups
Ethnicities and multiculturalisms: politics of boundaries
Ethnicity without groups
Ethnicity, class and the 1999 Mauritian riots
Black nationalism and African American ethnicity: the case of Afrocentrism as civil religion
The State and Minority Claims
New nationalisms and collective rights: the case of South Asia
Justice and security in the accommodation of minority nationalism
Two concepts of self determination Iris
New Directions
Recognition or redistribution: a misguided debate
Borders, boundaries and the politics of belonging Nira
Cosmopolitanism is not enough: reflections after 9/11 Craig Calhoun
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ISBN: 9780521842297
ISBN-10: 0521842298
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57