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Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Structural Prevention of Ethnic Violenceby Dr Christian P. Scherrer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 163.00

    Today, ethnic violence accounts for the majority of the world's conflicts. The question is how ethnic difference is to be recognized. The task is to pre-empt destructive forms of interaction between states and peoples. Autonomy arrangements have, since the 1920s, helped to resolve ethno-national conflicts in Europe. Measures include cultural independence... more...

  • The 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...

  • 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...

  • Contesting Moralitiesby Nannekke Redclift

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 71.95

    Questions of public and private morality, values and choices have become important areas of collective discussion.  A key feature of this book is that it takes an ethnographic rather than a philosophical or speculative approach to moral debates. This study examines the contemporary explosion of ethical discourse in the public domain and the growing... 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...

  • 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...