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Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rights

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rights


Stephen May, Tariq Modood, Judith Squires, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Rogers Brubaker, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Patricia Hill Collins,T. K. Oommen, Will Kymlicka, Iris Marion Young, Bhikhu Parekh, Nira Yuval-Davis, Craig Calhoun
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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521603171

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  • This interdisciplinary collection addresses the position of minorities in democratic societies, with a particular focus on minority rights and recognition. For the first time, it brings together leading international authorities on ethnicity, nationalism and minority rights from both social and political theory, with the specific aim of fostering further debate between the disciplines. In their introduction, the editors explore the ways in which politics and sociology can complement each other in unravelling the many contradictory aspects of complex phenomena. Topics addressed include the constructed nature of ethnicity, its relation to class and to 'new racism', different forms of nationalism, self determination and indigenous politics, the politics of recognition versus the politics of redistribution, and the re-emergence of cosmopolitanism. This book is essential reading for all those involved in the study of ethnicity, nationalism and minority rights.

    • Unique interdisciplinary approach, establishing dialogue between political and social theory in particular
    • Contributors include many of the leading figures in the field
    • Addresses issues of key importance to all societies in the 21st century
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    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521603171
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Ethnicity, nationalism and minority rights charting the disciplinary debates Stephen May, Tariq Modood, and Judith Squires
    Part I. Ethnicity and Ethnic Groups:
    2. Ethnicities and multiculturalisms: politics of boundaries Jan Nederveen Pieterse
    3. Ethnicity without groups Rogers Brubaker
    4. Ethnicity, class and the 1999 Mauritian riots Thomas Hylland Eriksen
    5. Black nationalism and African American ethnicity: the case of Afrocentrism as civil religion Patricia Hill Collins
    Part II. The State and Minority Claims:
    6. New nationalisms and collective rights: the case of South Asia T. K. Oommen
    7. Justice and security in the accommodation of minority nationalism Will Kymlicka
    8. Two concepts of self determination Iris Marion Young
    Part III. New Directions:
    9. Recognition or redistribution: a misguided debate Bhikhu Parekh
    10. Borders, boundaries and the politics of belonging Nira Yuval-Davis
    11. Cosmopolitanism is not enough: reflections after 9/11 Craig Calhoun.

  • Editors

    Stephen May, University of Waikato, New Zealand
    Stephen May is Professor of Education at the Unviersity of Waikato, New Zealand and a Senior Research Fellowin the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol.

    Tariq Modood, University of Bristol
    Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.

    Judith Squires, University of Bristol
    Judith Squires is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Bristol


    Stephen May, Tariq Modood, Judith Squires, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Rogers Brubaker, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Patricia Hill Collins,T. K. Oommen, Will Kymlicka, Iris Marion Young, Bhikhu Parekh, Nira Yuval-Davis, Craig Calhoun

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