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Celebrating 40 Years of Ethnic and Racial Studies

Classic Papers in Context, 1st Edition

Edited by Martin Bulmer, John Solomos


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This volume celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Ethnic and Racial Studies. It reproduces eleven classic papers published in the journal, accompanied by discussions of each paper by invited specialists, and responses from the original authors. The various discussions in this volume provide an insight into the evolution of contemporary debates and controversies in the field of ethnic and racial studies. By bringing together these papers in one volume for the first time, this book explores a number of on-going debates about race and ethnicity.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reflections on classic papers in Ethnic and Racial Studies Martin Bulmer and John Solomos

1. Symbolic ethnicity: the future of ethnic groups and cultures in America Herbert J. Gans

2. Symbolic ethnicity and Herbert Gans: race, religion, and politics in the twenty-first century John Stone and Kelsey Harris

3. Another look at symbolic ethnicity Herbert J. Gans

4. The twilight of ethnicity among Americans of European ancestry: the case of Italians Richard D. Alba

5. The origins of "new assimilation theory" Peter Kivisto

6. Continuities in assimilation Richard Alba

7. Masculinity and nationalism: gender and sexuality in the making of nations Joane Nagel

8. Sex, violence and nationalism Thomas Hylland Eriksen

9. The continuing significance of masculinity Joane Nagel

10. The tie that binds: race, gender and US violence Patricia Hill Collins

11. On violence, intersectionality and transversal politics Patricia Hill Collins

12. The study of transnationalism: pitfalls and promise of an emergent research field Alejandro Portes, Luis E. Guarnizo and Patricia Landolt

13. Transnationalism reloaded: the historical trajectory of a concept Janine Dahinden

14. Commentary on the study of transnationalism: pitfalls and promise of an emergent research field Alejandro Portes, Luis Eduardo Guarnizo and Patricia Landolt

15. When work disappears: new implications for race and urban poverty in the global economy William Julius Wilson

16. Race, class, politics, and the disappearance of work Jennifer L. Hochschild

17. Race, class, politics, and the disappearance of work: a rejoinder William Julius Wilson

18. Transnational migration and the redefinition of the state: Variations and explanations Peggy Levitt and Rafael de la Dehesa

19. Transnationalism and the state: recurring themes and new directions Alice Bloch

20. Rethinking ‘transnational migration and the redefinition of the state’ or what to do about (semi-) permanent impermanence Peggy Levitt and Rafael de la Dehesa

21. Why migration policies fail Stephen Castles

22. Towards a new politics of migration? Bridget Anderson

23. Migration policies are problematic – because they are about migration Stephen Castles

24. The ‘diaspora’ diaspora Rogers Brubaker

25. Beyond the "The ‘diaspora’ diaspora": a response to Rogers Brubaker Claire Alexander

26. Revisiting "The ‘diaspora’ diaspora" Rogers Brubaker

27. Super-diversity and its implications Steven Vertovec

28. Mooring "super-diversity" to a brutal migration milieu Suzanne M. Hall

29. Mooring, migration milieus and complex explanations Steven Vertovec

30. The future of whiteness: a map of the ‘third wave’ France Winddance Twine and Charles Gallagher

31. Surfing the third wave of whiteness studies: reflections on Twine and Gallagher Steve Garner

32. From wave to tsunami: the growth of third wave whiteness Charles Gallagher and France Winddance Twine

About the Editors

Martin Bulmer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK. He is the author and editor of many books.

John Solomos is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of Warwick, UK. His most recent publications are Race, Multiculture and Social Policy (with Alice Bloch and Sarah Neal) and Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives (with Karim Murji).

About the Series

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. The books in this series are based on special issues of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. Expert authors and editors present interdisciplinary research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General