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Rethinking ethnicity : majority groups and dominant minorities

Author: Eric P Kaufmann
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The winds of liberal globalisation and multiculturalism have compelled nations to transform their identities from an ethnic to a civic mode. This has led, in many cases, to dominant ethnic decline, but also to its peripheral revival in the form of Far Right politics. At the same time, the growth of mass democracy and the decline of post-colonial and Cold War state unity in the developing world has opened the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric P Kaufmann
ISBN: 0415315425 9780415315425 0415315433 9780415315432 9780203563397 0203563395
OCLC Number: 53932631
Description: xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : dominant ethnicity : from background to foreground / Eric P. Kaufmann --
Ethnic cores and dominant ethnies / Anthony D. Smith --
The identity and changing status of former elite minorities : the contrasting cases of North Indian Muslims and American WASPs / Theodore P. Wright, Jr. --
Dominant ethnicity and dominant nationhood / Andreas Wimmer --
The decline of the WASP in the United States and Canada --
Eric P. Kaufmann --
'Pures laines' Quebecois : the concealed ethnicity of dominant majorities / Danielle Juteau --
The concept of 'dominant ethnicity' in the case of France / Dominique Schnapper --
The strange death of Protestant Britain / Steve Bruce --
Russians as a dominant ethnie / Geoffrey Hosking --
Citizenship, immigration and ethnic hegemony in Japan / Keiko Yamanaka --
Towards a theory of ethnocratic regimes : learning from the Judaization of Israel/Palestine / Oren Yiftachel, As'ad Ghanem --
"Majority ethnic' claims and authoritarian nationalism : the case of Hindutva / Chetan Bhatt --
The dynamics of ethnic minority domination in Fiji / Ralph R. Premdas.
Responsibility: edited by Eric P. Kaufmann.


Globalization and migration are pressuring nations around the world to change their ethnic self-definition and to treasure diversity not homogeneity. This book explores the growing gap between modern  Read more...
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"Rethinking Ethnicity is a fascinating collection of studies of political status seeking and status reversal on the part of dominant or once-dominant ethnic groups. With its bountiful array of Read more...

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