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Census and Identity: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Language in National Censuses / Edition 1

Census and Identity: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Language in National Censuses / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780521004275
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Series: New Perspectives on Anthropological and Social Demography Series , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

David Kertzer is Professor of Social Science, and Professor of Anthropology and History, Brown University. He was National Book Award Finalist for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, and is the author of Politics and Symbols (1996), Sacrificed for Honor (1993), Ritual Politics and Power (1988), Comrades and Christians (1980), and several other books. Among his recent edited books are Anthropological Demography (with Tom Fricke, 1997) and Aging the Past (with Peter Laslett (1995).

Dominique Arel is Assistant Professor (Research), Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. He has chapters in Multinational Democracies (Cambridge, 2001) and in other scholarly journals.

Table of Contents

1. Censuses, identity formation, and the struggle for political power David I. Kertzer and Dominique Arel; 2. Racial categorization in censuses Melissa Nobles; 3. Ethnic categorization in censuses: comparative observations from Israel, Canada, and the United States Calvin Goldscheider; 4. Language categories in censuses: backward- or forward-looking? Dominique Arel; 5. The debate on resisting identity categorization in France Alain Blum; 6. On counting, categorizing, and violence in Burundi and Rwanda Peter Uvin; 7. Identity counts: the Soviet legacy and the census in Uzbekistan David Abramson.

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