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Ethnicity

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ISBN-10: 0745622879

ISBN-13: 9780745622873

Edition: 2003

Authors: Steve Fenton

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This text discusses key debates in the sociology of ethnicity and race, arguing that ethnicity is culturally expressed and politically and economically contextualised. World-wide examples are used to give an international and comparative perspective.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 6/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The ontological status of the term 'ethnicity'
An example of groups and names
Fixed categories and diffuse identities
Do people act by reference to their ethnic identity?
Ethnic cleansing or racial segregation?
Ethnos: Descent and Culture Communities
Shared references
Stock, type, people, breed
Nation
Race
The demise of race
Beware: culture and ethnicity are not the same
Defining the core and the divergences
Summary
Discourses of Ethnicity in Three Settings: The USA, the UK and Malaysia
The USA
Immigration to the USA
Changes of the late twentieth century
Ethnicity and changing ideas of race
Where have all the races gone? The case of the UK
Discourse of races in post-colonial Malaysia
Ethnicity and nation in their place
Summary: race, ethnicity and context
The Demise of Race: The Emergence of 'Ethnic'
Ethnic group (ethnie) and nation
The demise of race
Scholarly, popular and political ideas
Lloyd Warner and American ethnic groups
The scholarly tradition: Max Weber and ethnic groups
Anthropology and social anthropology
Real groups
Summary
The Primordialism Debate
Primordialism
'Primordial' as a sociological concept
Summary: primordial ethnic groups
Key Points in the Ethnicity Literature
Glazer and Moynihan: ethnicity, a new term, a new phenomenon?
'Something new has appeared'
Glazer and Moynihan in retrospect
A critique of ethnicity
BMP thirty-five years on
Cultures and boundaries
Culture
Summary: culture, race and ethnicity--symbolic ethnicity, power and choice
Migration, Ethnicity and Mobilization
The story so far
What is ethnicity, and how and when does it become important sociologically?
Action and conditions of action
Trends in world migration
Migrants and plural societies
Migrants and settlers
Ethnicity, minority and majority
The social and political organization of ethnicity
Mobility and resistance
Summary
Conditions of Ethnicity: Global Economy and Precarious States
Theorizing the conditions of ethnic action
Features of the contemporary world
Post-colonial economic conditions
W. J. Wilson and the disappearance of work
Precarious states
Ethnicity and geo-politics
Post-Soviet Russia
Summary
States, Nations and the Ethnic Majority: A Problem of Modernity
Modernity and the nation
The idea of nation
Nation and majority
The discontents of modernity: two accounts
Britain, ressentiment and the sociology of nationalism-racism fusions
Racism, ethnicity and nation
Conclusions
Ethnicity and Modernity: General Conclusions
A theory of ethnicity?
Ethnicity as theory
Sociology of ethnicity: a phase of the sociology of modernity
Late capitalism and modernity
The contradictions of late capitalist modernity
Dissociation, exploitation-inequality: the politics of distribution and recognition
Four principal problematics
Modernity and ethnicity
Ethnicity in its place
Bibliography
Index