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The Resource Ethnic boundary making : institutions, power, networks, Andreas Wimmer

Ethnic boundary making : institutions, power, networks, Andreas Wimmer

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Ethnic boundary making : institutions, power, networks
Title
Ethnic boundary making
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institutions, power, networks
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Andreas Wimmer
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eng
Summary
Why does ethnicity matter in certain societies and contexts but not in others? Drawing on the boundary-making perspective first championed by anthropologist Fredrick Barth, Andreas Wimmer introduces a comparative analytic of ethnic group formation. He analyzes how and why ethnic boundaries are sometimes associated with inequality and exclusion, with political salience and public debate, with enduring loyalty and thick identities, while in other cases ethnicity and race do not structure the allocation of resources, invite little political passion, and represent only secondary aspects of individual identity. Wimmer argues that three key mechanisms influence the dynamics and consequences of ethnic boundary-making: institutional incentives , the distribution of power between individuals, and the reach of pre-existing social networks. Cautioning against seeing ethnicity wherever one looks, Wimmer argues for disentangling ethnic and non-ethnic group formation processes and proposes a set of research designs, analytical principles, and strategies of interpretation appropriate for the task. Several qualitative and quantitative studies then apply this agenda : on how local residents in immigrant neighborhoods draw symbolic boundaries against each other, on the ethnic and racial composition of friendship networks, and how ethnic closure influences cultural values. By overcoming essentialist approaches to ethnicity while avoiding the pitfalls of excessive constructivism, Ethnic Boundary Making offers a new perspective on a topic of vital interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and ethnic studies scholars.--
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Wimmer, Andreas
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Oxford studies in culture and politics
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  • Ethnicity
  • Boundaries
  • Politics and culture
  • Ethnic barriers
  • Ethnic relations
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Ethnic boundary making : institutions, power, networks, Andreas Wimmer
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-276) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Herder's heritage -- Strategies and means -- Conflict and consensus -- Categorization struggles -- Network boundaries -- Culture and closure
Control code
FIEb17545407
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780199927395
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)794838399
Label
Ethnic boundary making : institutions, power, networks, Andreas Wimmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Herder's heritage -- Strategies and means -- Conflict and consensus -- Categorization struggles -- Network boundaries -- Culture and closure
Control code
FIEb17545407
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780199927395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794838399

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