Immigrants and Nationalists: Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia

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SUNY Press, Oct 6, 1995 - Social Science - 279 pages
Recent years have witnessed a swell of intense opposition to immigration in the developed world. In this empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, ethnicity, immigration, and internationalism, Gershon Shafir examines and compares the reception of large numbers of immigrants to four regions at opposite ends of Europe that are relatively overdeveloped but that at the same time possess distinct cultures and nationalist movements of their own: Catalonia and the Basque Provinces in Spain and the Republics of Latvia and Estonia on the Baltic.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Immigrants and Hosts
7
Hegemonic and Corporate Nationalism
14
The Contexts and Limits of Hegemonic Nationalism
19
Summary of Propositions
25
Similarities Between the Regions
29
Distinct Cultures
32
Level of Development
35
Baltic Awakening and the Lure of Exclusivity
129
National Flourishing and Convergence
141
Economic Bifurcation
152
The Popular Fronts and the Politics of Demography
161
Cultural Exclusion and Assimilation
174
Political Exclusion and Integration
181
Privatization and Its Ethnic Discontents
195
Conclusion
203

Internal Migration
41
Hegemonic Nationalism in Catalonia
49
Immigrant Integration and Language Normalization
69
From Racism to Primordial Socialism in the Basque Country
87
The Transformations and Contradictions of Contemporary Basque Nationalism and Immigration
110
Notes
215
Bibliography
249
Index
273
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Gershon Shafir is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Land, Labor and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914.

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