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The decline of the 'WASP' in Canada and the United States

Kaufmann, Eric P. (2004) The decline of the 'WASP' in Canada and the United States. In: Kaufmann, Eric P. (ed.) Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 61-83. ISBN 9780415315425.

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Abstract

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.

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School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
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Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 14:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4225

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