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Ethnic Identity

Author : Lola Romanucci-Ross
ISBN : 0759109737
Genre : Social Science
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In this thought-provoking reader of mostly new chapters, an international group of scholars link ethnicity to language, nationalism, localism, religion, and other issues in various crucial areas around the globe. Ethnic identities are examined in countries around the globe, including Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, the U.S., Thailand, and the former Yugoslavia. The fourth edition of Ethnic Identity is an excellent teaching tool for courses in race and ethnic relations, and anthropology and ethnic studies.

Ethnic Identity

Author : Lola Romanucci-Ross
ISBN : 0759109737
Genre : Social Science
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In this thought-provoking reader of mostly new chapters, an international group of scholars link ethnicity to language, nationalism, localism, religion, and other issues in various crucial areas around the globe. Ethnic identities are examined in countries around the globe, including Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, the U.S., Thailand, and the former Yugoslavia. The fourth edition of Ethnic Identity is an excellent teaching tool for courses in race and ethnic relations, and anthropology and ethnic studies.

Negotiating Identity

Author : Ethan Christofferson
ISBN : 9781621896265
Genre : Religion
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Negotiating Identity addresses the missiological problem of why the Hakka Chinese Christian community in Taiwan is so small despite evangelistic efforts there for more than 140 years. Christofferson explores the tensions between being Hakka and being Christian in northwestern Taiwan and discusses what both Hakka non-Christians and Christians are doing and saying in the context of these tensions. This ethnographic study uses the lens of social constructionism and consequently offers an example of how social science scholarship can help missionaries and other Christian workers to gain significant insights into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of those living in their ministry locations. Of interest is Christofferson's conclusion that the missiological perspective which puts a primary focus on ministering to a people group is inadequate for explaining and engaging the complexities encountered in many ministry settings. He suggests that an awareness of the way people are negotiating their identities can help Christian workers to better understand and strategically engage people in a variety of ministry contexts throughout the world.

Merchants In The City Of Art

Author : Anne L. Schiller
ISBN : 9781442634633
Genre : Social Science
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This lively and engaging ethnography, written and designed with students in mind, uses the experiences and perspectives of a set of long-time market vendors in San Lorenzo, a neighborhood in the historic center of Florence, Italy, to explore how cultural identities are formed in periods of profound economic and social change.

Romani Routes

Author : Carol Silverman
ISBN : 9780199913350
Genre : Music
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Now that the political and economic plight of European Roma and the popularity of their music are objects of international attention, Romani Routes provides a timely and insightful view into Romani communities both in their home countries and in the diaspora. Over the past two decades, a steady stream of recordings, videos, feature films, festivals, and concerts has presented the music of Balkan Gypsies, or Roma, to Western audiences, who have greeted them with exceptional enthusiasm. Yet, as author Carol Silverman notes, Roma are revered as musicians and reviled as people. In this book, Silverman introduces readers to the people and cultures who produce this music, offering a sensitive and incisive analysis of how Romani musicians address the challenges of discrimination. Focusing on southeastern Europe then moving to the diaspora, her book examines the music within Romani communities, the lives and careers of outstanding musicians, and the marketing of music in the electronic media and "world music" concert circuit. Silverman touches on the way that the Roma exemplify many qualities--adaptability, cultural hybridity, transnationalism--that are taken to characterize late modern experience. And rather than just celebrating these qualities, she presents the musicians as complicated, pragmatic individuals who work creatively within the many constraints that inform their lives.

Asian American Identities Racial And Ethnic Identity Issues In The Twenty First Century

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Tolerance In The Twenty First Century

Author : Gerson Moreno-Riaño
ISBN : 0739108689
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Tolerance in the 21st Century investigates some of the key philosophical and practical dilemmas surrounding the implementation and realization of tolerance in the 21st century. In particular, this well thought-out volume investigates the political, social, moral, religious, global, and philosophical issues integral to discussions of tolerance in our current era. The work delves into new areas assessing the problems posed for tolerance by such factors as identity, war, community, the Internet, and gender. Each essay is written by expert scholars who seek to share their particular expertise with some of the most important and essential questions concerning tolerance. Editor Gerson Moreno-Riano has collected essays that ask not only where we are now in the study of tolerance but also seek to make a positive contribution to the study of tolerance by suggesting what can and should be done to further policies and practices of tolerance as well as investigating the limits of tolerance. Tolerance in the 21st Century is certain to delight scholars of political and democratic theory, political participation and citizenship, and American politics.

Is Taiwan Chinese

Author : Melissa J. Brown
ISBN : 052092794X
Genre : Social Science
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The "one China" policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over whether the people of Taiwan are Chinese or independently Taiwanese is, Melissa J. Brown argues, a matter of identity: Han ethnic identity, Chinese national identity, and the relationship of both of these to the new Taiwanese identity forged in the 1990s. In a unique comparison of ethnographic and historical case studies drawn from both Taiwan and China, Brown's book shows how identity is shaped by social experience—not culture and ancestry, as is commonly claimed in political rhetoric.

Ruling Resources And Religion In China

Author : Elizabeth Van Wie Davis
ISBN : 9781137033840
Genre : Political Science
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China is growing in importance to the economies and governments of the world, and it has been run by men with very different ideas. How China copes with the pressures for good governance with the Asian economic model, treats its ethnic minorities under scrutiny, and gathers resources to fuel its dynamic economy, impacts us all.

W E B Du Bois And The Problems Of The Twenty First Century

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