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Race and Ethnicity. Comparative and Theoretical Approaches. Edition No. 1. Wiley Blackwell Readers in Sociology

  • ID: 2248531
  • Book
  • December 2002
  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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.

Collects together 27 of the most important classic and contemporary readings on race and ethnicity.

  • The contributors provide an international focus, and are all recognized leaders in their field.
  • Includes an analytical preface by the editors.
  • Provides coverage of current trends, theoretical perspectives, and policy issues.
  • Topics include ethnic conflict, migration, citizenship, identity, genocide, transnationalism, and ethnic justice.
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List of Contributors.



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.


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John Stone Boston University, USA.

Rutledge M. Dennis George Mason University, USA.
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