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

Introduction : ethnic pluralism : conflict and accommodation 1
Ch. 1 Matrices of an Italian identity : past as prologue 43
Ch. 2 Vilnius, Lithuania : an ethnic agglomerate 72
Ch. 3 Ethnic nationality in the former Yugoslavia : ethnogenesis, ethnic cleansing, and present-day identities among Croats, Serbs, and Bosniacs 88
Ch. 4 Cultural identity and minority status in Japan 119
Ch. 5 Ethnic identity and schooling : the experiences of Haitian immigrant youth 163
Ch. 6 Ethnic identities of Moroccans in Belgium and the Netherlands 189
Ch. 7 When minorities migrate : the racialization of Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan 208
Ch. 8 Peasants, ethnicity, and the politics of location in Thailand 239
Ch. 9 "Beautiful beasts" and brave warriors : the longevity of a Maasai stereotype 264
Ch. 10 Becoming Rom : ethnic development among Roma communities in Bulgaria and Macedonia 295
Ch. 11 Subtle "primitives" : ethnic formation among the central Yaka of Zaire 311
Ch. 12 The end of "whiteness" : the transformation of white identity in South Africa 325
Ch. 13 Mixed feelings : spoiled identities in the new South Africa 346
Conclusion : ethnic identity : a psychocultural perspective 375
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