Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Culture Difference

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Waveland Press, Mar 11, 1998 - Social Science - 153 pages
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When originally published in Norway, Ethnic Groups and Boundaries marked the transition to a new era of ethnic studies. Today this much-cited classic is regarded as the seminal volume from which stems much current anthropological thinking about ethnicity. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries opens with Barths invaluable thirty-page essay that introduces students to important theoretical issues in the analysis of ethnic groups. Following is a collection of seven essaysthe results of a symposium involving a small group of Scandinavian social anthropologistsintended to illustrate the application of Barths analytical viewpoints to different sides of the problems of polyethnic organization in various ethnographic areas, including Norway, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mexico, Afghanistan, and Laos. 

 

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Contents

Preface 1998
5
Introduction Barth
9
When Ethnic Identity is a Social Stigma Eidheim
39
Economic Determinants in Ethnic Processes Haaland
58
Ethnic and Cultural Differentiation Blom
74
Aspects of InterEthnic Relations in Southern Ethiopia Knutsson
86
Ethnic Stability and Boundary Dynamics in Southern Mexico Siverts
101
Pathan Identity and its Maintenance Barth
117
Neighbours in Laos Izikowitz
135
Bibliography
149
The Symposium and Its Participants
155
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