Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Pluto Press; Second edition (July 20, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 8.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 15539418
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
Ethnicity and nationalism are pervasive features of the contemporary world, but how far is ethnicity a result of cultural differences, and how much is it in fact dependent on the practical use of, and belief in, such differences? In this book, Thomas Hylland Eriksen demonstrates that far from being an immutable property of groups, ethnicity is a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relationships. Drawing on a wide range of classic and recent stu...