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Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.

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  • 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...

  • Intercultural Interactionsby Kenneth Cushner; Richard W. Brislin

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 90.00

    This new edition of Intercultural Interactions presents a fully updated set of training materials which have been developed to form the basis of a variety of cross-cultural orientation programmes. These materials are based on the assumption that there are commonalities, or similar personal experiences, when people live and work in cultures other... more...

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 20.99

    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... more...

  • Cultures in Contactby Stephen Bochner

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Cultures in Contact: Studies in Cross-Cultural Interaction provides an in-depth analysis of the processes that takes place in cross-cultural interaction. The title covers the outcomes of cross-cultural interaction along with the effect of such interaction to individuals involved. The text first details the social psychology of cross-cultural relations,... more...

  • The Multicultural Riddleby Gerd Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    Multicultural Riddle is a comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society. The book examines how we can establish a state of justice and equality between and among three groups: those who believe in a unified national culture, those who trace their culture to their ethnic identity, and those who view... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studiesby Ellis Cashmore

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 71.95

    Developed from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations , now in its fourth edition, Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies has been assembled by a world-class team of international scholars led by Ellis Cashmore to provide an authoritative, single-volume reference work on all aspects of race... more...

  • Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relationsby Professor Ellis Cashmore; Ellis Cashmore

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 88.95

    Ethnicity and racial relations are almost universally seen as a prime motivating force behind social conflict and change. Often volatile and complex, racial interaction resonates through all aspects of contemporary society. Social issues which appear to have little connection to race often become entagled with ethnic friction to create far more complex... more...

  • Children's Knowledge, Beliefs and Feelings about Nations and National Groupsby Martyn Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a state-of-the-art account of how people's subjective sense of national identity, and attitudes towards countries and national groups, develop through the course of childhood and adolescence. It offers a comprehensive review of the research which has been conducted into: . children's understanding of nations as geographical territories... more...