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Census and identity : the politics of race, ethnicity, and language in national censuses

Author: David I Kertzer; Dominique Arel
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: New perspectives on anthropological and social demography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many countries pigeon-hole people within racial, ethnic, and language categories - with important implications for people's own identities and life chances, and for national political and social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David I Kertzer; Dominique Arel
ISBN: 0521808235 9780521808231 0521004276 9780521004275
OCLC Number: 51681156
Description: xi, 210 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Censuses, identity formation, and the struggle for political power David I. Kertzer and Dominique Arel; 2. Racial categorization in censuses Melissa Nobles; 3. Ethnic categorization in censuses: comparative observations from Israel, Canada, and the United States Calvin Goldscheider; 4. Language categories in censuses: backward- or forward-looking? Dominique Arel; 5. The debate on resisting identity categorization in France Alain Blum; 6. On counting, categorizing, and violence in Burundi and Rwanda Peter Uvin; 7. Identity counts: the Soviet legacy and the census in Uzbekistan David Abramson.
Series Title: New perspectives on anthropological and social demography.
Responsibility: edited by David I. Kertzer and Dominique Arel.

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'Apart from being essential for cross-cultural health researchers readers will also find specific chapters on Uzbekistan, Burundi and Rwanda and France as well as comparative material for Europe. I Read more...

 
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