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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 080397678X, Paperback)Richard Jenkins reassesses the concept of ethnicity by examining critically, developing and expanding the anthropological model. He situates power relations and social categorization alongside group formation as necessary and interrelated aspects of the process of ethnic identification. He points out as a major weakness of established views the failure to take serious account of the local, cultural content of ethnic identity.
While ethnicity - as a social construct - is imagined, its effects are far from imaginary. Specific examples support the theoretical discussion to demonstrate the social mechanisms that construct ethnicity and the consequences upon people's experience. The discussion also encompasses: the `myth' of a p
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This book is a welcome and brilliantly crafted overview of this field. It represents a major advance in our understanding of how ethnicity works in specific social and cultural contexts. The second edition will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers alike' - John Solomos, City University, London. The first edition of Rethinking Ethnicity quickly established itself as a popular text for students of ethnicity and ethnic relations. This fully revised and updated second edition adds new material on globalization and the recent debates about whether ethnicity matters and ethnic.
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