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  • Rethinking Ethnicityby Richard P Jenkins

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 56.00

    "A welcome and brilliantly crafted overview of this field. It represents a major advance in our understanding of how ethnicity works in specific social and cultural contexts. The second edition will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers alike." - John Solomos, City University, London The first edition of Rethinking... more...

  • Neoliberal Frontiersby Brenda Chalfin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    In Neoliberal Frontiers , Brenda Chalfin presents an ethnographic examination of the day-to-day practices of the officials of Ghana’s Customs Service, exploring the impact of neoliberal restructuring and integration into the global economy on Ghanaian sovereignty. From the revealing vantage point of the Customs office, Chalfin discovers a fascinating... more...

  • The Samburuby Paul Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Samburu society is a gerontocracy in which power rests with the older men; men under thirty may not marry or otherwise assert their personal independence. This nomadic tribe from the arid regions of northern Kenya cling to their traditional way of life despite the rapid change throughout Africa. The author spent more than two years during the 1960's... more...

  • Welfare, Ethnicity and Altruismby Frank Salter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Welfare, Ethnicity, and Altruism applies the controversial theory of 'Ethnic Nepotism', first formulated by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Pierre van den Berghe, to the modern welfare state (both are authors in this volume). This theory states that ethnic groups resemble large families whose members are prone to cooperate due to 'kin altruism'. Recent... more...

  • Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructionsby Marcus Banks

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Ethnicity has been a key concept in anthropology and sociology for many years, yet many people still seem uncertain as to its meaning, its relevance, and its relationship to other concepts such as `race' and nationalism. In Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions the major anthropological and sociological approaches to ethnicity, covering much of... more...

  • Feminist Reviewby The Feminist Review Collective

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 22.95

    Focuses on feminist analyses of race and ethnicity - currently one of the most immediate issues facing feminist thinking. The volume ranges from a study of the social geographes of whiteness in the USA to a variety of perspectives on the break-up in Yugoslavia. more...

  • Race and Ethnicityby Stephen Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 63.95

    Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this incisive new textbook examines the shifting meanings of 'race' and ethnicity and collates the essential concepts in one indispensable companion volume. From Marxist views to post-colonialism, this book investigates the attendant debates, issues and analyses within the context of global change. Using international... more...

  • Ethnicity and Everyday Lifeby Christian Karner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Mixing theories of the everyday with a wide range of case studies, this book explains the 'character' of ethnicity, from being a political tool of exclusion, to a source of meaning and solidarity, and the relationship between culture, power and identity. Combining theories of the everyday with empirical case studies, this book examines: the... more...

  • Social Psychology of Ethnic Identityby Maykel Verkuyten

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In contrast to other disciplines, social psychology has been slow in responding to the questions posed by the issue of ethnicity. The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity demonstrates the important contribution that psychology can make. The central aim of this book is to show, on the one hand, that social psychology can be used to develop a better... more...

  • Anthropology of Violence and Conflictby Bettina Schmidt; Ingo Schroeder

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Anthropology of Violence has only recently developed into a field of research in its own right and as such it is still fairly fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict seeks to redress this fragmentation and develop a method of cross-cultural analysis. The study of important conflicts, such as wars in Sarajevo, Albania and Sri Lanka as well... more...