© 1997

The Politics of Ethnic Consciousness

  • Cora Govers
  • Hans Vermeulen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hans Vermeulen, Cora Govers
    Pages 1-30
  3. Françoise Morin, Bernard Saladin d’Anglure
    Pages 157-193
  4. Thomas Hylland Eriksen
    Pages 250-276
  5. Katarzyna Warmińska
    Pages 343-366
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-377

About this book


The Politics of Ethnic Consciousness criticizes essentialist and unitary notions of ethnicity and shows the complex interaction between historical processes, recent political developments and competing views within and about ethnic groups. Welcoming the social constructionist turn, the editors disagree with its overemphasis on the arbitrary character of ethnic identification and the neglect of political economy. Contributions on such diverse regions as Brazil, Ghana, Macedonia and Sri Lanka, examine the multivocal process of the construction and reconstruction of ethnic identities through time.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cora Govers
    • 1
  • Hans Vermeulen
    • 2
  1. 1.Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO)University of LeidenNetherlands
  2. 2.Institute for Migration and Ethnic StudiesUniversity of AmsterdamNetherlands

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