Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World / Edition 1

Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World / Edition 1

by Stephen E. Cornell, Douglas Hartmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761985018

ISBN-13: 9780761985013

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This cross-cultural and cross-national approach to ethnicity and race analyzes how race and ethnic identities are socially constructed, institutionalized and maintained. Throughout, the authors use contemporary examples from across the world, including extended case studies of ethnic/identity construction in the former Yugoslavia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Overview

This cross-cultural and cross-national approach to ethnicity and race analyzes how race and ethnic identities are socially constructed, institutionalized and maintained. Throughout, the authors use contemporary examples from across the world, including extended case studies of ethnic/identity construction in the former Yugoslavia, South Africa and New Zealand.

The authors demonstrate why ethnic and racial boundaries over the last 30 years and contrary to earlier, optimistic predictions have become stronger and more strident under the pressures of modernization, mass communication and secularization. The book concludes by discussing how the downward spiral of hate and separateness can be halted, and even reversed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761985013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Sociology for a New Century Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Puzzle of Ethnicity and Race
Mapping the Terrain
Definitions
Fixed or Fluid? Alternative Views of Ethnicity and Race
A Constructionist Approach
Case Studies in Identity Construction
Construction Sites
Contextual Factors in the Making of Identities
What They Bring
Group Factors in the Making of Identities
Making Sense and Making Selves in a Changing World

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