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New Tribalisms

The Resurgence of Race and Ethnicity

  • Michael W. Hughey

Part of the Main Trends of the Modern World book series (MTMW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael W. Hughey
      Pages 1-13
  3. Racial and Ethnic Pluralism: Sociological Conceptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Max Weber
      Pages 17-30
    3. Herbert Blumer
      Pages 31-40
  4. Resurgent Tribalisms: Foundations and Implications of the New American Pluralism

  5. A New World Disorder: International Dilemmas of Racial and Ethnic Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Yossi Shain
      Pages 299-316
    3. Rita Jalali, Seymour Martin Lipset
      Pages 317-343
    4. Robert Wistrich
      Pages 356-362

About this book


The resurgence of racial, ethnic and nationalist loyalties in the contemporary world are examined in this volume. Considered collectively, the contributors offer both a conceptual understanding of race and ethnicity and an empirical examination of their renewed importance in and implications for contemporary societies. With sections on the American experience with ethnoracial pluralism and on ethnonationalist movements in other parts of the world, Hughey offers an extensive treatment of the origins, expressions and implications of the new tribalisms now confronting the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael W. Hughey
    • 1
  1. 1.Moorhead State UniversityUS

About the editors

Herbert Blumer (1900-1987) Was one of sociology's most innovative voices and sharpest critics. Walker Connor, is John R. Reitemeyer Professor Political Science, Trinity College, Hartford, CT. John Higham, Professor Emeritus, John Hopkins University. Michael W. Hughey, Professor of Sociology, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN. Rita Jalali, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University. Seymour Martin Lipset, is the Virginia E. Hazel and John T. Hazel Chair of Public Policy st George Mason University and Seior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Stanford M. Lyman, is Robert J. Morrow, Eminent Scholar and Professor of Social Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987), was an influential Swedish social scientist and a 1977 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Joane Nagel, political sociologist, University of Kansas. Yossi Shain, teaches political science at Tel Aviv University, visiting fellow St Antony's College, Oxford. Arthur J. Vidich, Senior Lecturer, professor Emeritus, Sociology and Anthropology, Graduate Faculty, New School of Social Research. Mary C. Waters, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University. Max Weber(1864-1920), was a highly influential German sociologist, historian and philosopher. Howard Winant,Professor of Socilogy, Temple University. Robert Wistrich,Professor of Modern Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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