Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities / Edition 1

Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities / Edition 1

by Eric P. Kaufmann
     
 

The winds of liberal globalisation and multiculturalism have compelled nations to transform their identities from an ethnic to a civic mode. This has led, in many cases, to dominant ethnic decline, but also to its peripheral revival in the form of Far Right politics. At the same time, the growth of mass democracy and the decline of post-colonial and Cold War state… See more details below

Overview

The winds of liberal globalisation and multiculturalism have compelled nations to transform their identities from an ethnic to a civic mode. This has led, in many cases, to dominant ethnic decline, but also to its peripheral revival in the form of Far Right politics. At the same time, the growth of mass democracy and the decline of post-colonial and Cold War state unity in the developing world has opened the floodgates for assertions of ethnic dominance. This volume investigates both tendencies and argues forcefully for the importance of dominant ethnicity in the contemporary world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415315425
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/10/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : dominant ethnicity : from background to foreground1
1Ethnic cores and dominant ethnies17
2The identity and changing status of former elite minorities : the contrasting cases of North Indian Muslims and American WASPs31
3Dominant ethnicity and dominant nationhood40
4The decline of the WASP in the United States and Canada61
5'Pures laines' Quebecois : the concealed ethnicity of dominant majorities84
6The concept of 'dominant ethnicity' in the case of France102
7The strange death of Protestant Britain116
8Russians as a dominant ethnie136
9Citizenship, immigration and ethnic hegemony in Japan159
10Towards a theory of ethnocratic regimes : learning from the Judaization of Israel/Palestine179
11'Majority ethnic' claims and authoritarian nationalism : the case of Hindutva198
12The dynamics of ethnic minority domination in Fiji221

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