Citizenship, Nationality and Ethnicity

Reconciling Competing Identities

Author: T. K. Ooman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745616209

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Most interpretations of ethnicity concentrate either on particular societies or on specific dimensions of 'world society'. This work takes quite a different approach, arguing that variations within and across societies are vital for understanding contemporary dilemmas of ethnicity. The author aims to develop a new analysis of the relation between the nation on the one hand, and ethnicity and citizenship on the other. Oommen conceives of the nation as a product of a fusion of territory and language. He demonstrates that neither religion nor race determines national identities. As territory is seminal for a nation to emerge and exist, the dissociation between people and their 'homeland' makes them an ethnie. Citizenship is conceptualized both as a status to which nationals and ethnies ought to be entitled and a set of obligations, a role they are expected to play. Analyses of three historical episodes - colonialism and European expansion, Communist internationalism and the nation-state and its project of cultural unity - are examined to provide the empirical content of the argument. This book will be essential reading for second-year undergraduates and above in the areas of sociology, anthropology and cultural studies.

Poverty and Social Exclusion in India

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821387332

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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Despite India’s record of rapid economic growth and poverty reduction over recent decades, rising inequality in the country has been a subject of concern among policy makers, academics, and activists alike. Poverty and Social Exclusion in India focuses on social exclusion, which has its roots in India’s historical divisions along lines of caste, tribe, and the excluded sex, that is, women. These inequalities are more structural in nature and have kept entire groups trapped, unable to take advantage of opportunities that economic growth offers. Culturally rooted systems perpetuate inequality, and, rather than a culture of poverty that afflicts disadvantaged groups, it is, in fact, these inequality traps that prevent these groups from breaking out. Combining rigorous quantitative research with a discussion of these underlying processes, this book finds that exclusion can be explained by inequality in opportunities, inequality in access to markets, and inequality in voice and agency. This report will be of interest to policy makers, development practitioners, social scientists, and academics working to foster equality in India.

Nation and National Identity in South Asia

Author: S. L. Sharma

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125019244

Category: Nationalism

Page: 226

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This Book Brings Together Papers By Leading Sociologists On The Problem Of Nation And National Identity In South Asia. The Book Makes Important Conceptual Distinctions Between Nation , State , Territory And Region . It Also Attempts To Understand The Rise Of The State And Civil Society Over Time. It Includes Papers On Gender And Caste In The Nation-State And Also Includes Papers On National Identity In Sri Lanka And Pakistan.

Commonsense Constructivism, Or, The Making of World Affairs

Author: Ralph Pettman

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765605771

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 8259

Fully accessible to students and scholars alike, this engaging book introduces the constructivist approach to understanding world affairs. In a highly readable and witty way, it shows how people and their social relations are the basis for everything around us -- International Relations included.

Kosovo

The Politics of Identity and Space

Author: Dr Denisa Kostovicova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427632X

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 7042

Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space explores the Albanian-Serbian confrontation after Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power and the policy of repression in Kosovo through the lens of the Kosovo education system. The argument is woven around the story of imposed ethnic segregation in Kosovo's education, and its impact on the emergence of exclusive notions of nation and homeland among the Serbian and Albanian youth in the 1990s. The book also critically explores the wider context of the Albanian non-violent resistance, including the emergence of the parallel state and its weaknesses. Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space not only provides an insight into events that led to the bloodshed in Kosovo in the late 1990s, but also shows that the legacy of segregation is one of the major challenges the international community faces in its efforts to establish an integrated multi-ethnic society in the territory.

The Sociology of Ethnicity

Author: Sinisa Malesevic

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412932831

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 4386

"This book offers an original synthesis of existing knowledge, pointing forward in a manner that could influence a new generation’s conception of the field and its agenda. If it attracts the attention it merits, it could prove one of the most important books about ethnic and racial relations since the nineteen-eighties." - Michael Banton, Ethnic and Racial Studies "Malesevic provides a thorough and balanced account of the sociological foundations of the study of ethnicity... His presentation is as critical and engaging as it is easy to read and logically organized. It is invaluable reading for sociologists." - Jon Fox, British Journal of Sociology Spanning classical sociology to current debates, The Sociology of Ethnicity synthesizes the leading sociological interpretations of ethnic relations and provides a coherent theoretical framework for its analysis. In this thoughtful and accessible text, Sinisa Malesevic assesses the explanatory strength of a range of sociological theories in understanding ethnicity and ethnic conflict. While acknowledging that there is no master key or blue-print to deal with each and every case of interethnic group relations, The Sociology of Ethnicity develops the best strategy to bridge epistemological and policy requirements for interethnic group relations. The Sociology of Ethnicity will be required reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying ethnicity and race in sociology and across the social sciences.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 2377

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The Condition of Citizenship

Author: Bart Van Steenbergen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265781

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 2687

This innovative volume explores ways in which the idea of citizenship can be seen as a unifying concept in understanding contemporary social change and social problems. The book outlines traditional linkages between citizenship and public participation, national identity and social welfare, and shows the relevance of citizenship for a range of rising issues extending from global change through gender to the environment. The areas investigated include: the challenge of internationalization to the nation state and to national identities; the contested nature of citizenship in relation to poverty, work and welfare; the implications of gender inequality; and the potential for new conceptions of citizenship in response to cultural and political change.

Pluralism, Equality, and Identity

Comparative Studies

Author: T. K. Oommen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 9647

With reference to Europe and South Asia.

Asian Profile

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia

Page: N.A

View: 3850

Spaces of Identity

Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries

Author: David Morley,Kevin Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134865309

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 7553

We are living through a time when old identities - nation, culture and gender are melting down. Spaces of Identity examines the ways in which collective cultural identities are being reshaped under conditions of a post-modern geography and a communications environment of cable and satellite broadcasting. To address current problems of identity, the authors look at contemporary politics between Europe and its most significant others: America; Islam and the Orient. They show that it's against these places that Europe's own identity has been and is now being defined. A stimulating account of the complex and contradictory nature of contemporary cultural identities.

Diversity and citizenship education

global perspectives

Author: James A. Banks

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 485

View: 5191

Includes statistics.

Methodology in social research

dilemmas and perspectives : essays in honor of Ramkrishna Mukherjee

Author: Ramkrishna Mukherjee,Partha Nath Mukherji

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9780761994404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

View: 3661

Scientific research in the social sciences, as in the natural sciences, involves a systematic investigation tempered by a method or logic of inquiry. A synoptic introduction to the philosophy of social science and methodology in social research, this collection of original essays by eminent social scientists is a festschrift in honour of Ramkrishna Mukherjee in recognition of his seminal contribution to social science knowledge.

Futures

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic forecasting

Page: N.A

View: 6364

The journal of policy, planning, and future studies.

Identity Processes and Dynamics in Multi-ethnic Europe

Author: Charles Westin,José Bastos,Janine Dahinden

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089640460

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

View: 8253

JosT Bastos is an associate professor of anthropology at the New University of Lisbon. --

Handbook of Citizenship Studies

Author: Engin F Isin,Bryan S Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761968580

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 7630

'The contributions of Woodiwiss, Lister and Sassen are outstanding but not unrepresentative of the many merits of this excellent collection'- The British Journal of Sociology From women's rights, civil rights, and sexual rights for gays and lesbians to disability rights and language rights, we have experienced in the past few decades a major trend in Western nation-states towards new claims for inclusion. This trend has echoed around the world: from the Zapatistas to Chechen and Kurdish nationalists, social and political movements are framing their struggles in the languages of rights and recognition, and hence, of citizenship. Citizenship has thus become an increasingly important axis in the social sciences. Social scientists have been rethinking the role of political agent or subject. Not only are the rights and obligations of citizens being redefined, but also what it means to be a citizen has become an issue of central concern. As the process of globalization produces multiple diasporas, we can expect increasingly complex relationships between homeland and host societies that will make the traditional idea of national citizenship problematic. As societies are forced to manage cultural difference and associated tensions and conflict, there will be changes in the processes by which states allocate citizenship and a differentiation of the category of citizen. This book constitutes the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the terrain. Drawing on a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge, and including some of the leading commentators of the day, it is an essential guide to understanding modern citizenship. About the editors: Engin F Isin is Associate Professor of Social Science at York University. His recent works include Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship (Minnesota, 2002) and, with P K Wood, Citizenship and Identity (Sage, 1999). He is the Managing Editor of Citizenship Studies. Bryan S Turner is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He has written widely on the sociology of citizenship in Citizenship and Capitalism (Unwin Hyman, 1986) and Citizenship and Social Theory (Sage, 1993). He is also the author of The Body and Society (Sage, 1996) and Classical Sociology (Sage, 1999), and has been editor of Citizenship Studies since 1997.

Comprehensive security in South Asia, ethnic dimensions

seminar proceedings, Colombo, June 2003

Author: Delhi Policy Group,Comprehensive Security Dialogue Project (South Asia)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: National security

Page: 361

View: 5985

Contributed papers presented at a seminar in Colombo, Sri Lanka, organized by Delhi Policy Group in June 2003.