The Politics Of Ethnicity In Settler Societies

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Why have settler societies, such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand moved to the forefront of multi-cultural change? This question is addressed in this comparative study. David Pearson explores the linked processes of aboriginal dispossession, settler state formation and international migration, and argues these historical foundations are still closely related to recent trends in ethnic politics. His surveys include discussions of multiculturalism, national identity, ...

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Overview

Why have settler societies, such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand moved to the forefront of multi-cultural change? This question is addressed in this comparative study. David Pearson explores the linked processes of aboriginal dispossession, settler state formation and international migration, and argues these historical foundations are still closely related to recent trends in ethnic politics. His surveys include discussions of multiculturalism, national identity, sovereignty, globalization, and citizenship.

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"...a critical and theoretically sophisticated book that deserves to be widely read." —Choice
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Pearson (sociology, Victoria University) brings a comparative and historical perspective to the analysis of ethnic politics in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Britain and the United States provide contrasting case studies. He outlines the processes of aboriginal de-colonization, national reformation, and global migration, with concern for the implications for nationalism, multiculturalism, identity, sovereignty, and citizenship. The relationship between states and nations is scrutinized, and the possibility for their mutual independence discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333636879
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/18/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

David Pearson is Reader in Sociology, Victoria University, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Dedication
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• Nations without States
• States Without Nations
• Migrations
• Management, Accommodation and Resistance
• Multi-Culturalism
• Nationalism
• Beyond Nations and States?
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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