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Ethnicity
Ethnicity
Fenton Steve2003
Articles
Subject: The book provides a concise introduction to ethnicity. It covers 100 years of literature on ethnicity. Drawing on a wider range of theorists and illustrations from around the world, the author explores and clarifies the core meanings and the shifting ground of ethnicity as a contested concept. He shows how race, ethnicity and nation must be regarded as distinguishable at the margins but otherwise representing a closely related set of images and realities. From here he raises the question of the centrality of ethnic difference: Does it matter? When does it matter? Is it as important as many have assumed? The answer is that its importance can only be understood within a wider context of the culturally and socially subversive consequences of late modernity and a triumphant capitalist world order. In this way, this book re-connects the discourse of ethnicity to a series of other discourses from which it has become detached.
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Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
Cambridge 2003 Polity Press
Collation:
220p
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ISBN:
0745622879
Dewey class:
CU.1FEN
Local class:
CU.1/FEN
Language:
English
BRN:
1837463
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