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Ethnic boundary making : institutions, power, networks

Author: Andreas Wimmer
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Oxford studies in culture and politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introducing a new comparative theory of ethnicity, Andreas Wimmer shows why ethnicity matters in certain societies and contexts but not in others, and why it is sometimes associated with inequality and exclusion, with political and public debate with closely-held identities, while in other cases ethnicity does not structure the allocation of resources, invites little political passion, and represent secondary  Read more...
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Wimmer, Andreas.
Ethnic boundary making.
2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Wimmer
ISBN: 9780199980536 0199980535
OCLC Number: 940556070
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 293 p.) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Herder's Heritage ; 2. Strategies and Means ; 3. Conflict and Consensus ; 4. Categorization struggles ; 5. Network Boundaries ; 6. Culture and Closure ; Conclusions ; Acknowledgments ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in culture and politics.
Responsibility: Andreas Wimmer.
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Introducing a new comparative theory of ethnicity, Andreas Wimmer shows why ethnicity matters in certain societies and contexts but not in others, and why it is sometimes associated with inequality and exclusion, with political and public debate with closely-held identities, while in other cases ethnicity does not structure the allocation of resources, invites little political passion, and represent secondary aspects of individual identity.

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