Like ethnic ideologies, nationalism stresses the cultural similarity of its adherents, and by implication, it draws boundaries vis-a-vis others, who thereby become outsiders the distinguishing mark of nationalism is by definition its relationship to the state. Anthropological perspectives thomas hylland eriksen london it would be an exaggeration to claim that our entire way of thinking about ethnicity and nationalism has changed since the second edition of this book was completed in 2002, but it cannot be denied that research agendas have moved on and shifted somewhat in response to changing.
Is ethnicity a result of cultural differences is ethnicity dependent on the practical use and belief in cultural differences drawing on a wide-range of classic and recent studies in anthropology and sociology, thomas hylland eriksen examines the relationship between ethnicity, class, gender and nationhood.
Thomas hylland eriksen’s second edition of ethnicity and nationalism comes over 10 years after the first in light of a decade’s worth of histori- cal and political changes, this new edition has been expanded to cover transnationalism, hybridity, and globalization, and includes a new chapter on multiculturalism, culture, and rights. He went further to conceptualize value expectations as the goods and conditions of life to which people believe they are rightfully entitled, and the value capabilities as the goods they think.
The book ethnicity and nationalism: anthropological perspectives, thomas hylland eriksen is published by pluto press. Thomas hylland eriksen demonstrates that far from being an immutable property of groups, ethnicity is a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relationships drawing on a wide range of classic and recent studies, eriksen examines the relationship between ethnicity, class, gender and nationhood in a lucid and comprehensive manner. This is an extremely useful, empirically well informed introductory overview that adds significantly to our body of knowledge in the ethnicity and nationalism studies area by weaving together approaches to and understandings of ethnicity, nations and nationalsm, and anthropology.
However, ethnicity can assume many forms, and since ethnic ideologies tend to stress common descent among their members, the distinction between race and ethnicity is a problematic one, even if banton's distinction between groups and categories can be useful (cf chapter 3. Ethnicity and nationalism are pervasive features of the contemporary world, but how far is ethnicity a result of cultural differences, and how much is it in fact dependent on the practical use of, and belief in, such differences in this book, thomas hylland eriksen demonstrates that far from being an immutable property of groups, ethnicity is a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relationships.
Editions for ethnicity and nationalism: anthropological perspectives: 0745318878 (paperback published in 2002), (paperback published in 2012), 0745330428. Ethnicity and nationalism are pervasive features of the contemporary world, ethnicity and nationalism: anthropological perspectives thomas hylland eriksen vered amit (1978: 141) anthropological perspectives on ethnicity as process enable us to see this contradiction as a fundamental duality between similarity and difference, between.
Ethnicity and nationalism anthropological perspectives thomas hylland eriksen series: anthropology, culture and society paperback thomas hylland eriksen examines the relationship between ethnicity, class, gender and nationhood ethnicity and nationalism has been a leading introduction to the field since its original publication in. Ethnicity versus nationalism thomas hylland eriksen department of anthropology, university of oslo the aim of this article is to identify some conditions for peaceful coexistence between the state and populations in multi-cultural societies initially, the concepts of ideology, nationalism and ethnicity are examined briefly.