In this 2nd edition, Steve Fenton updates his concise and accessible introduction to ethnicity, drawing on new published work and recent social and historical changes. Discussing an extended range of theorists and illustrations from around the world, Fenton explores and clarifies the core meanings and the shifting ground of this contested concept.
Steve Fenton is Professor of Sociology at University of Bristol.
Preface to the Second Edition. Introduction. Chapter 1. Ethnos: descent and culture communities. Chapter 2. Multiple Discourses of Ethnicity: differences by country and region. Chapter 3. The Demise of Race: the emergence of 'ethnic'. Chapter 4. The Primordialism Debate. Chapter 5. How Real are Groups? Political ethnicity, symbolic ethnicity, competition theory. Chapter 6. Migration and Ethnicity. Chapter 7. Social Conditions of Ethnicity: global economy and precarious states. Chapter 8. Ethnic Majorities and Nationalism in Europe: globalization and right wing movements. Chapter 9. Ethnicity and the Modern World: general conclusions. Bibliography.