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Race and Ethnicity. Comparative and Theoretical Approaches. Wiley Blackwell Readers in Sociology

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  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This authoritative and innovative reader collects twenty–seven articles that are essential for a thorough, comparative, and theoretically–informed approach to the study of race and ethnicity. The international coverage includes the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a focus on contemporary problems and emerging theoretical issues. Topics include ethnic conflict, migration, citizenship, identity, genocide, transnationalism, and ethnic justice. An introductory essay gives an account of race and ethnicity in contemporary society.

The contributors are leading theorists and empirical researchers from around the world. This outstanding collection provides a much–needed international perspective on the current trends, the theoretical base, and the future of racial and ethnic studies.

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List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknoweldgments.

Introduction: Race Against Time: The Ethnic Divide in the Twentieth Century: John Stone and Rutledge Dennis.

Part I: Setting the Agenda: Du Bois, Weber and Park:.

Introduction to Part I.

1 W.E.B. Du Bois and Double Consciousness: Rutledge Dennis.

2 Max Weber on Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism: John Stone.

3 R.E. Park′s Approach to Race and Ethnic Relations: Barbara Ballis Lal.

Part II: Emerging Theoretical Perspectives:.

Introduction to Part II.

4 Rethinking Ethnicity: Identity, Categorization and Power: Richard Jenkins.

5 Culture and Ethnic Conflict in the New World Disorder: Kevin Avruch.

6 Postindustrialism, Postmodernism and Ethnic Conflict: Anthony H. Richmond.

Part III: The Diversity of Ethnic Patterns:.

Introduction to Part III.

7 Skin Color, Race and Racism in Nicaragua: Roger Lancaster.

8 The Verzuiling Puzzle: Understanding Dutch Intergroup Relations: Thomas F. Pettigrew and Roel W. Meertens.

9 The Discourse of Race in Modern China: Frank Dikötter.

Part IV: Conflicting Ethnonational Claims:.

Introduction to Part IV.

10 Beyond Reason: The Nature of the Ethnonational Bond: Walker Connor.

11 Nationalism and Modernity: Anthony D. Smith.

12 Northern Ireland and the Liabilities of Liberalism: John McGarry and Brendan O′Leary.

Part V: Violence, Genocide and War:.

Introduction to Part V.

13 Rioting Across Continental Divides: Beth Roy.

14 Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide: Rene Lemarchand.

15 The Creation and Dissolution of the Multi–national State: The Case of Yugoslavia: Dusko Sekulic.

Part VI: Migration in a Transnational World:.

Introduction to Part VI.

16 Assimilation and its Discontents: Ruben G. Rumbaut.

17 Transnational Communities: Peggy Levitt.

18 Blood, Sweat and Mahjong: Ellen Oxfeld.

Part VII: Boundaries, Citizenship and Identity:.

Introduction to Part VII.

19 Toward a Postnational Model of Membership: Yasemin Soysal.

20 The Transformation of Miami: Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick.

21 Russia and the Russian Diasporas: Igor Zevelev.

Part VIII: The Policy Debate: Levelling the Playing Field:.

Introduction to Part VIII.

22 The Shape of the River: William G. Bowen and Derek Bok.

23 Ethnic Economies and Affirmative Action: Daniel J. Monti.

24 Multicultural Citizenship in Germany: Christian Joppke.

Part IX: Toward Ethnic and Racial Justice?.

Introduction to Part IX.

25 The Politics of Recognition: Charles Taylor.

26 Reconciliation without Justice: Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley.

27 The International Defence of Racial Equality: Michael Banton.

Index.

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"This ground–breaking volume tackles the hard issues – war, genocide, ethnic conflict, and violence – as well as why ethnic cooperation, assimilation, and accommodation occurs. Global in its scope, this book provides an important overview of the complexity of ethnicity and brings together the very best social science thinking on the topic. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand this central problem of our times."Mary C. Waters, Harvard University

"This theory–rich, globally oriented, and well–organized volume adds to our knowledge of ethnoracial issues. A significant contribution to the literature, Race and Ethnicity is highly recommended." Milton Vickerman, University of Virginia

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