Dominant ethnicity: from background to foreground
Kaufmann, Eric P. (2004) Dominant ethnicity: from background to foreground. In: Kaufmann, Eric P. (ed.) Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780415315425.
Book synopsis: The impact of liberal globalization and multiculturalism means that nations are under pressure to transform their national 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 floodgates for assertions of ethnic dominance. This book investigates both tendencies and argues forcefully for the importance of dominant ethnicity in the contemporary world.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics|
|Date Deposited:||13 Oct 2011 14:25|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:21|
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