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Ethnic Groups and the State

Edited By

Paul Brass

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ISBN 9781032444147
February 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
355 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1985, Ethnic Groups and the State examines the effects of the state, its official ideologies, its structural forms and its specific policies upon the formation of ethnic identity. It is argued that the formation of ethnic identity is viewed as a process that involves three sets of struggles. One takes place within the ethnic group itself for control over its material and symbolic resources. The second takes place between ethnic groups, as a competition for rights, privileges, and available resources. The third takes place between the state and the groups that dominate it on the one hand and the population that inhabits its territory on the other. This issue is viewed both from a historical and contemporary political standpoint, and the impact of ethnic issues in a wide range of cultures is assessed. This book will be of interest to students of history, sociology, political science and ethnic studies.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Notes on Contributors Preface 1. Ethnic Groups and the State 2. Ethnicity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial State in Africa 3. The Ethnicity Problem in a Multi-Ethnic National State: Continuity and Recasting of Ethnic Identity in the Ottoman State 4. Slovak Nationalism and the Hungarian State 1870-1910 5. The Institutional Management of Cultural Diversity: An Analysis of the Yugoslav Experience 6. Castilians, Basques, and Andalusians: A Historical Comparison of Nationalism, "True" Ethnicity, and "False" Ethnicity 7. Ethnic Conflict, Representation and the State in Belgium 8. Legitimacy and the Institutionalisation of Ethnicity: Comparing South Africa 9. Recent Government Attitudes Toward Indian Tribal Autonomy and Separatism in the United States Index

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