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Jenkins, Richard 1952-

Works: 44 works in 331 publications in 5 languages and 7,825 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD4903.5.G7, 331.1330941
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Most widely held works by Richard Jenkins
Social identity by Richard Jenkins( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing the argument that identity is both individual and collective, the author explores the work of major social theorists such as Mead, Goffman and Barth to explain the experience of identity in everyday life
Rethinking ethnicity by Richard Jenkins( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While ethnicity - as a social construct - is imagined, its effects are far from imaginary. Jenkins draws on specific examples to demonstrate the social mechanisms that construct ethnicity and the consequences for people's experience. Drawing upon rich case study material, the book discusses such issues as: the 'myth' of the plural society; postmodern notions of difference; the relationship between ethnicity, 'race' and nationalism; ideology; language; violence and religion; and the everyday construction of national identity. The result is a compact, refreshing and stimulating enquiry into an indispensable concept for making sense of the contemporary world."--Publisher description
Pierre Bourdieu by Richard Jenkins( Book )

67 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This short critical introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's thought is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's own writings were often complex, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to theory and methodology while also dealing in detail with his substantive studies of education, social stratification and culture. His book provides the best short English-language introduction to Bourdieu's work."--Jacket
Rethinking ethnicity : arguments and explorations by Richard Jenkins( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9. Violence, Language and Politics
Racism and equal opportunity policies in the 1980s( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic communities in business : strategies for economic survival by Robin Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a broad review of the development of business among ethnic minorities in Britain. With chapters describing business performance among established groups alongside accounts of business development among minorities, it allowed for an assessment of ethnic business development as a strategy for economic survival
Questions of competence : culture, classification and intellectual disability by Richard Jenkins( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays examines the classification of people as competent & incompetent in the United States, England, Wales, Greece, Greenland, Uganda, & Belize. The contributors argue that it is time for a new understanding of intellectual disability
Lads, citizens, and ordinary kids : working-class youth life-styles in Belfast by Richard Jenkins( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism and recruitment : managers, organisations, and equal opportunity in the labour market by Richard Jenkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses upon the processes whereby black workers are systematically disadvantaged in the recruitment and selection process. Based on research into forty organisations in the public, manufacturing and retailing sectors in Britain, the book argues that straightforward, racist, direct discrimination is still a major problem. In addition there is a range of more subtle processes, involving stereotypes of acceptability and ethnic stereotypes, informal social networks and 'word of mouth' contacts, which also constitute a barrier for black job seekers. These processes are documented on the basis of extensive quotations from interviews. Using detailed case-study material from two organisations the author draws attention to the importance of organisational politics and their impact upon the recruitment of black workers and the formulation and implementation of equal opportunity policies. Finally the implications of unemployment and the recession for the prospects of black workers are discussed and the feasibility and desirability of a range of policy options is assessed
The myth of the hidden economy : towards a new understanding of informal economic activity by Philip Harding( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of sociology : towards a better understanding of the human world by Richard Jenkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that the foundations of sociology - key concepts that are necessary to all sociology, from whatever perspective - have become taken for granted and require re-assessment. Focusing on society, culture, the individual and collectivity, the author builds a powerful case for an overhaul of these basic concepts, offering a unified model of the subject matter of sociology as "the human world"--Understood as individual, interactional and institutional orders - which is part of the "natural world". Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this is a powerful restatement of the value of sociological sense as a necessary critique of common sense and its relevance to an audience beyond academia
Flag, nation and symbolism in Europe and America by Thomas Hylland Eriksen( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the symbolic and political importance of flags has often been mentioned by scholars of nationalism, there are few in-depth studies of the significance of flags for national identities. This multi-disciplinary collection offers case studies and comparisons of flag history, uses and controversies. This book brings together a dozen scholars, from varying national and disciplinary backgrounds, to offer a cluster of close readings of flags in their social contexts, mostly contemporary, but also historical. Case studies from Denmark, England, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States explore ways in which flags are contested, stir up powerful emotions, can be commercialised in some contexts but not in others, serve as quasi-religious symbols, and as physical boundary markers; how the same flag can be solemn and formal in one setting, but stand for domestic bliss and informal cultural intimacy in another
Taking the strain : families, unemployment, and the transition to adulthood by Susan Hutson( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being Danish : paradoxes of identity in everyday life by Richard Jenkins( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many issues explored are attitudes to the European Union, the symbolism of the royal house and the flag, the State's contribution to personal identity, the place of Christianity in D̀anishness', and the impact on Danes of the recent arrival of mainly Islamic immigrants. Bringing the story up to date with a discussion of the national political shift to the right since the late 1990s and the affair of the M̀ohammed cartoons' in 2005, the book concludes with a critical examination of the future of D̀anishness'. Since 1992 and the Danish rejection of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, through the recent c̀artoons' crisis, Denmark, although only a small country, has occupied a disproportionately visible place in European and global politics
The sectarian divide in Northern Ireland today by Richard Jenkins( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing uncertainty : ethnographic studies of illness, risk, and the struggle for control( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

he overall focus of this book is the ways humans deal with life conditions, with destiny, uncertainty and misfortune -- how we try to control the risks of living through medicines, technologies and magic. When dealing with questions of health and illness rational solutions and meaningful explanations may be hard to find, and treatment efforts are often guided just as much by hope as by rational choice. Evaluating the risks of illness is just one of a number of ways in which human beings attempt to exert some sense of control over their lives. New methods of testing for ills and new developments in, for example, genetic screening and in vitro fertilization combined with the growing demands of well-informed patients seem to have turned concern from the actual problems of specific diseases toward controlling life and the risks of living in general. The chapters of this book reflect a common effort to transgress the limits of the medical by drawing on a fundamental concern with the logic of social and cultural practice. The book represents a de-medicalization of medical anthropology and a return to some of the classic themes in anthropology but with a different approach, emphasizing subjectivity, intentionality and agency
Northern Ireland : studies in social and economic life( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black magic and bogeymen : fear, rumour and popular belief in the north of Ireland, 1972-74 by Richard Jenkins( Book )

4 editions published between 142 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an analysis of a popular scare about black magic and Satanism in Northern Ireland in Northern Ireland between 1973 and 1974. The book gives an insight into a particularly grim period during the early 1970s in Northern Ireland, using an extremely unusual episode - the black magic rumours - as a privileged window onto a world that may now be behind us, but which continues to fascinate many readers. The book provides a fascinating insight into some of the problems and procedures of social history. The author demonstrates that phenomena like the black magic rumours cannot be understood without taking a multidisciplinary approach, taking in perspectives and comparative evidence from anthropology, sociology, folklore and media studies
She hui ren tong by Ren jin zi( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without social identity there is no society, because without such frameworks of similarity and difference people would be unable to relate to each other in a consistent and meaningful fashion. Richard Jenkins here presents an introduction to this key concept for the study of society. Arguing that social identity must be seen as both individual and collective, Jenkins aims to show how the work of major theorists from Mead to Bourdieu can illuminate the experience of identity in everyday life
Hightown rules : growing up in a Belfast housing estate by Richard Jenkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rethinking ethnicity
Rethinking ethnicityPierre BourdieuRethinking ethnicity : arguments and explorationsRacism and equal opportunity policies in the 1980sEthnic communities in business : strategies for economic survivalQuestions of competence : culture, classification and intellectual disabilityRacism and recruitment : managers, organisations, and equal opportunity in the labour marketFoundations of sociology : towards a better understanding of the human world
Alternative Names
Jenkins, Richard

Jenkins, Richard Paul 1952-

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English (276)

Chinese (2)

Danish (2)

German (1)

Polish (1)