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Rethinking Ethnicity - Professor Richard P. Jenkins

Paperback Published: 18th January 2008
ISBN: 9781412935838
Number Of Pages: 224

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'This book is a welcome and brilliantly crafted overview of this field. It represents a major advance in our understanding of how ethnicity works in specific social and cultural contexts. The second edition will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers alike' - John Solomos, City University, London

The first edition of Rethinking Ethnicity quickly established itself as a popular text for students of ethnicity and ethnic relations. This fully revised and updated second edition adds new material on globalization and the recent debates about whether ethnicity matters and ethnic groups actually exist.

While ethnicity - as a social construct - is imagined, its effects are far from imaginary. Jenkins draws on specific examples to demonstrate the social mechanisms that construct ethnicity and the consequences for people's experience. Drawing upon rich case study material, the book discusses such issues as: the 'myth' of the plural society; postmodern notions of difference; the relationship between ethnicity, 'race' and nationalism; ideology; language; violence and religion; and the everyday construction of national identity. The result is a compact, refreshing and stimulating enquiry into an indispensable concept for making sense of the contemporary world.

Anthropology and Ethnicity
From Tribes to Ethnic Groups
Myths of Pluralism
Ethnicity Etcetera
Categorisation and Power
Ideologies of Identification
Majority Ethnicity
The 'Cultural Stuff'
Violence, Language and Politics
Nation and Nationalisms
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ISBN: 9781412935838
ISBN-10: 1412935830
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 18th January 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised