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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Ethnicity

Racism, Class and Culture

ISBN 9780333662250
Publication Date June 1999
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This text discusses key debates in the sociology of ethnicity and race, arguing that ethnicity is culturally expressed and politically and economically contextualised. The historical trajectories of slavery, colonialism and nation-state formation have seen ethnicities and racisms develop along some parallel, and some quite different, lines. Drawing on examples from all around the globe, including Britain, Continental Europe, the USA, Hawaii and Malaysia, this book offers a theoretically informed account of a major sociological issue in a truly international and comparative perspective.

STEVE FENTON is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol.

Introduction: Conceptualising Ethnicity
Ethnicity and the Modern World
Ethnicity and Racism
Hot and Cold Ethnicity: Theories of Origin and Intensity
Racialisation and Ethnicity in the Economic Context
Class Structures, Ethnic Formations: Malaysia, Hawaii, Britain
Politics and Ethnicity
Politics of Ethnicity: Hawaii, Britain, Europe
Concluding Remarks: Ethnicity, Racism and Social Theory.

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