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Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.

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  • Our Wealth Is Loving Each Otherby Karen J. Brison

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 32.99

    Our Wealth Is Loving Each Other explores the fluid and context-bound nature of cultural and personal identity among indigenous Fijians. While national identity in Fiji is often defined in opposition to the West through reference to a romanticized pre-modern tradition, individual Fijians are often more concerned with defining their identity vis--vis... more...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • War! What Is It Good For?by Ian Morris

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society?for the better ?War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,? says the famous song?but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It... more...