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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 contextualized. World-wide examples are used to give an international and comparative perspective.

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Ethnicity by Steve Fenton

In this concise and accessible introduction, Steve Fenton navigates the reader through 100 years of literature on ethnicity. Drawing on a wider range of theorists and illustrations from around the world, Fenton explores and clarifies the core meanings and the shifting ground of this contested concept. He shows how race, ethnicity and nation must be regarded as distinguishable at the margins but otherwise representing a closely related set of images and realities. From here he raises the question of the centrality of ethnic difference: Does it matter? When does it matter? Is it as important as many have assumed? The answer is that its importance can only be understood within a wider context of the culturally and socially subversive consequences of late modernity and a triumphant capitalist world order. In this way, this book re-connects the discourse of ethnicity to a series of other discourses from which it has become detached. Ethnicity will be an invaluable text for students of sociology, politics and international relations coming to the subject for the first time. It will also be enjoyed by the interested general reader, and its innovative and challenging approach will appeal to more advanced scholars of race and ethnicity.

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'A lucidly written and consistently informative text, which sets out the sociological stall for the concept of ethnicity in an admirably concise and intelligent way.' Ethnic and Racial Studies, July 2004 'A tour de force.' The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 'This book is an important contribution to the literature on ethnicity, and enlightening to students of nationalism.' Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism

About Steve Fenton


Steve Fenton is Professor of Sociology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Ethnos: descent and culture communities Chapter 2: Discourses of Ethnicity in Three Settings: USA, UK, Malaysia Chapter 3: The Demise of Race: the emergence of 'ethnic' Chapter 4: The Primordialism debate Chapter 5: Key points in the Ethnicity literature Chapter 6: Migration, Ethnicity and Mobilisation Chapter 7: Conditions of Ethnicity: Global Economy and precarious states Chapter 8: States, nations and the ethnic majority: a problem of modernity Chapter 9: Ethnicity and Modernity: General Conclusions Bibliography Index

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GOR002733239
Ethnicity by Steve Fenton
Steve Fenton
Key Concepts
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Polity Press
2003-04-11
232
0745622879
9780745622873
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