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Race and Nation
Ethnic Systems in the Modern World

Edited By

Paul Spickard

ISBN 9780415950039
Published November 28, 2004 by Routledge
406 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Race and Nation is the first book to compare the racial and ethnic systems that have developed around the world. It is the creation of nineteen scholars who are experts on locations as far-flung as China, Jamaica, Eritrea, Brazil, Germany, Punjab, and South Africa. The contributing historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and scholars of literary and cultural studies have engaged in an ongoing conversation, honing a common set of questions that dig to the heart of racial and ethnic groups and systems.
Guided by those questions, they have created the first book that explores the similarities, differences, and the relationships among the ways that race and ethnicity have worked in the modern world. In so doing they have created a model for how to write world history that is detailed in its expertise, yet also manages broad comparisons.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Race and Nation, Identity and Power: Thinking Comparatively about Ethnic Systems
Paul Spickard
Founding and Sustaining Myths
1. Guilty Pleasures: The Satisfactions of Racial Thinking in Early Nineteenth-Century California
Douglas Monroy
2. Mestizaje and the Ethnicization of Race in Latin America
Virginia Q. Tilley
3. Creating a Racial Paradise: Citizenship and Sociology in Hawaii
Lori Pierce
4. White Into Black: Race and National Identity in Contemporary Brazil
G. Reginald Daniel
5. Memories of Japanese Identity and Racial Hierarchy
Miyuki Yonezawa
Colonialisms and Their Legacies
6. Ethnicity and Power in North Africa (Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco)
Taoufik Djebali
7. Racial Frontiers in Jamaica's Nonracial Nationhood
Violet Showers Johnson
8. Between Subjects and Citizens: Algerians, Islam, and French National Identity during the Great War
Richard S. Fogarty
9. On Becoming German: Politics of Membership in Germany 310
Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche
Nation Making
10. Reinventing the Nation: Building a Bicultural Future from a Monocultural Past in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Cluny Macpherson
11. Metaphors of Race and Discourse of Nation: Racial Theory and State Nationalism in the First Decades of the Turkish Republic
Howard Eissenstat
12. The Fragmented Nation: Genealogy, Identity, and Social Hierarchy in Turkmenistan
Adrienne Edgar
13. Becoming Cambodian: Ethnicity and the Vietnamese in Kampuchea
Christine Su
Boundaries Within
14. A Race Apart? The Paradox of Sikh Ethnicity and Nationalism
Darshan Tatla
15. Race and Ethnicity in South Africa: Ideology and Experience
T. Dunbar Moodie
16. Eritrea's Identity as a Cultural Crossroads
Tekle Woldemikael
17. The Problem of the Color Blind: Notes on the Discourse on Race in Italy
Alessandro Portelli

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Paul Spickard is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of, among other books, Racial Thinking in the United States and A Global History of Christians.