The Sociology of Ethnicity
'Malesevic has written a masterwork. Indeed, The Sociology of Ethnicity will rapidly become required reading, especially for those seeking an introduction to the field. Its structure and style promise to make it appealing and useful in a range of courses'
- Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
Spanning classical sociology to current debates, The Sociology of Ethnicity synthesizes the leading sociological interpretations of ethnic relations and provides a coherent theoretical framework for its analysis.
In this thoughtful and accessible text, Sinisa Malesevic assesses the explanatory strength of a range of sociological theories in understanding ethnicity and ethnic conflict. While acknowledging that there is no master key or blue-print to deal with each and every case of interethnic group relations, The Sociology of Ethnicity develops the best strategy to bridge epistemological and policy requirements for interethnic group relations.
The Sociology of Ethnicity will be required reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying ethnicity and race in sociology, politics or cultural studies.
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Classical Sociological Theory and Ethnicity
Capitalism Class and Culture
Ethnicity Modernization and Social Integration
The Social Construction of Ethnic Group Reality
Ethnic Groups as Extended Families
Ethnic Group Membership as an Individual Gain