By Thomas Hylland Eriksen

ISBN-10: 0745330428

ISBN-13: 9780745330426

ISBN-10: 0745330436

ISBN-13: 9780745330433

ISBN-10: 1849645663

ISBN-13: 9781849645669

In Ethnicity and Nationalism, Thomas Hylland Eriksen demonstrates that faraway from being an immutable estate of teams, ethnicity is a dynamic and transferring point of social relationships. Drawing on a variety of vintage and up to date reviews in anthropology and sociology, Eriksen examines the connection among ethnicity, classification, gender and nationhood, in addition to present problems with racism, globalization and multiculturalism. Influential theories are provided and significantly in comparison in a lucid and entire demeanour. A center textual content for all scholars of social anthropology and comparable matters, Ethnicity and Nationalism has been a number one creation to the sector due to the fact that its unique book in 1993. New subject matters during this version comprise cultural estate rights, the function of genetics within the public knowing of identity, commercialisation of identification, and the importance of the net.

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A dominating group can stunt the intellectual development of a dominated group by systematically telling them that they are inferior. There are, of course, many stereotypes which have little or no truth, such as the ideas traditionally held by many African peoples and others to the effect that their neighbours are cannibals (Arens, 1978). Eriksen EAN3 01 text 30 07/07/2010 16:47 ethnic classification: us and them 31 Finally, stereotypes can be morally ambiguous and contested by different parties.

6) Would have live outside my neighbourhood. (7) Would have live outside my country. Eriksen EAN3 01 text 31 07/07/2010 16:47 32 ethnicity and nationalism On the basis of such perceptions of social distance, the town-dwellers developed – and reconfirmed, through interaction – a system of social classification where one did not just distinguish between Us and Them, but where there were various degrees of group inclusion and exclusion. In other words, there were different Us and Them groups. Depending on the situation, different levels of group membership could be activated.

There were several important changes to the social situation of these workers. They had until recently been subsistence farmers in rural villages; now they had become wage labourers in towns with a predominantly monetary economy. In most cases, their social organisation had formerly been based on kinship; now they were tied to the mining enterprise through individual labour Eriksen EAN3 01 text 26 07/07/2010 16:47 ethnic classification: us and them 27 contracts. Most of the workers lived alone in the barracks.

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