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Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.

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  • Ethnicity, Inc.by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    In Ethnicity, Inc. anthropologists John L. and Jean Comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification. Through a wide-ranging exploration of the changing relationship between culture and the market, they address a pressing question: Wherein lies the future of ethnicity? Their account begins in South Africa,... more...

  • Extremely Violent Societiesby Christian Gerlach

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Investigation of the causes of twentieth-century mass violence worldwide beyond terms such as 'genocide' and 'ethnic cleansing'. more...

  • Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societiesby Assaad E. Azzi; Xenia Chryssochoou; Bert Klandermans; Bernd Simon

    Wiley 2011; US$ 134.95

    Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies presents an original discussion in an edited volume of how the links between identity, political participation, radicalization, and integration can provide a scientific understanding of the complex issue of coexistence between groups in culturally diverse societies. Offers a scientific understanding... more...

  • Rethinking the Other in Antiquityby Erich S. Gruen

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates... more...

  • War before Civilizationby Lawrence H. Keeley

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 19.99

    The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized... more...

  • Negative Ethnicityby Koigi Wa Wamwere

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 10.95

    "Negative ethnicity" is Koigi wa Wamwere’s name for the deep-seated tensions in Africa that the world has seen flare so terrifyingly. The genocide in Rwanda and "ethnic" killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and elsewhere stand out as examples. Wa Wamwere argues that these clashes cannot properly be described as ethnically motivated;... more...

  • Light, Bright, and Damned Near White: Biracial and Triracial Culture in Americaby Stephanie Bird

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 44.00

    The election of America's first biracial president brings the question dramatically to the fore. What does it mean to be biracial or tri-racial in the United States today? Anthropologist Stephanie Bird takes us into a world where people are struggling to be heard, recognized, and celebrated for the racial diversity one would think is the epitome of... more...

  • Separation, Assimilation, or Accommodation: Contrasting Ethnic Minority Policiesby Terrence Cook

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    Ethnic violence is rampant, but avoidable. Cook compares and contrasts all major options in ethnic minority policy, including forms of separation, assimilation, or accommodation typically favored by subordinate ethnic groups. Topics include segregation and genocide, emigrations and secessionist struggles, attempts at cultural annihilation, assimilating... more...

  • Ethnic Conflict and International Politicsby Steven E. Lobell; Philip Mauceri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 40.00

    Combining theoretical analyzes with case studies, this book increases understanding of the internationalization, diffusion and escalation of ethnic conflict. The essays stand at the nexus of comparative politics and international relations, examining the influence on ethnic conflict of the weakening of state institutional structures, the role of non-state... more...

  • Politics and Ethnicityby Joseph Rudolph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00

    A comparative look at the issue of ethnic politics and conflict using the case studies of France, Czechoslovakia, and Nigeria. more...