The Ethnicity Reader: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Migration

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Maria Montserrat Guibernau i Berdún, Montserrat Guibernau, John Rex
Polity, Jan 11, 2010 - Social Science - 392 pages
The second edition of The Ethnicity Reader offers a comprehensive and challenging selection of readings for students of sociology, politics, international relations and race relations. Updated with a large proportion of new readings and extended editorial summaries, it presents a highly accessible introduction to the study of ethnicity by providing an original approach to nationalism, multiculturalism and migration. The analysis of the ethnic component present in these three topics distinguishes this reader from others and makes it indispensable to those seeking to understand the relevance of ethnicity as one of the most prominent forces in the modern world.

Drawing on a wide range of examples, the selections included examine theories of nationalism and consider issues of ethnic integration and conflict in the USA, China, Britain, Germany, Quebec, Scotland, Galicia, Catalonia, Kurdistan, Iran, Iraq and Somaliland among other countries and regions. The reader, however, does not confine itself to the study of nationalism. Many of the selections deal with the role of ethnicity in groups which are not nationalist at all but for which ethnicity is an important factor in the process of migration. The concept of ethnicity is therefore discussed both in relation to group rights in existing nation states and in relation to transnational communities in a globalized world.

Contributors include, Anthony D. Smith, John Rex, Eric Hobsbawm, James Clifford, Benedict Anderson, Will Kymlicka, Montserrat Guibernau, Li Minghuan, Étienne Balibar, Michel Wieviorka, Rogers Brubaker, Bhikhu Parekh, Tariq Modood, Rong Ma, Toby Dodge, Russell Mellet, Samuel Huntingdon, Alain Gagnon and Ramón Máiz.

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It may be a good book if you could find an English language version rather than this version which is written in Pomo-ish

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\Montserrat Guibernau is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, University of London

John Rex is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University

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