Ethnic Identity: Problems and Prospects for the Twenty-first Century / Edition 4

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In this thoroughly revised fourth edition, with ten new chapters, the editors provide thought-provoking discussions on the importance of ethnicity in different cultural and social contexts. The authors focus especially on changing ethnic and national identities, on migration and ethnic minorities, on ethnic ascription versus self-definitions, and on shifting ethnic identities and political control. The international group of scholars examines ethnic identities, conflicts and accommodations around the globe, in Africa (including Zaire and South Africa), Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, the United States, Thailand, and the former Yugoslavia. It will serve as an excellent text for courses in race & ethnic relations, and anthropology and ethnic studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759109735
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 6/22/2006
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Lola Romanucci-Ross is professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. George A. De Vos, a psychologist, is emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda is associate director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Ethnic Pluralism: Conflict and Accommodation Part 3 Part I: Changing Ethnic and National Identities Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Matrices of an Italian Identity: Past as Prologue Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Vilnius, Lithuania: An Ethnic Agglomerate Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Ethnic Nationality in the Former Yugoslavia: Ethnogenesis, Ethnic Cleansing, and Present-Day Identities among Croats, Serbs, and Bosniacs Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Cultural Identity and Minority Status in Japan Part 8 Part II: Migration and Ethnic Minoritites Chapter 9 Chapter 5: Ethnic Identity and Schooling: Experiences of Haitian Immigrant Youth Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Ethnic Identity of Moroccans in Belgium and the Netherlands Chapter 11 Chapter 7: When Minorities Migrate: The Racialization of Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan Part 12 Part III: Ethnic Ascription versus Self-Definitions Chapter 13 Chapter 8: Peasants, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Location in Thailand Chapter 14 Chapter 9: "Beautiful Beasts" and Brave Warriors: The Longevity of a Maasai Stereotype Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Becoming Rom: Ethnic Development among Roma Communities in Bulgaria and Macedonia Chapter 16 Chapter 11: Subtle "Primitives": Ethnic Formation among the Central Yaka of Zaire Part 17 Part IV: Shifting Ethnic Identities—The Realpolitik of Cultural Control Chapter 18 Chapter 12: The End of "Whiteness": The Transformation of White Identity in South Africa Chapter 19 Chapter 13: Mixed Feelings: Spoiled Identities in the New South Africa Chapter 20 Conclusion: Ethnic Identity: A Psychocultural Perspective

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