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The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism

John Stone (Editor), Rutledge M. Dennis (Editor), Polly Rizova (Editor), Anthony D. Smith (Editor), Xiaoshuo Hou (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8978-1
2520 pages
March 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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Arranged over five volumes and containing some 700 entries, this comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedia addresses some of the most vital and practical issues of the twenty first century

  • Includes entries written by experts from across the social sciences and humanities, as well as other disciplines
  • Global in scope with more contributors from Africa, China, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, and South Asia than any other reference on the topic
  • Explores the importance and impact of race, ethnicity and nationalism on private, public and not-for-profit organizations and institutions in the modern, global world 
  • In addition to covering basic terms and concepts, the encyclopedia also includes essays that incorporate discussion and analysis of exciting new developments in the field
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Author Information

John Stone is Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Born in London and educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, his research interests in the field of race relations started with a chance visit to apartheid South Africa in the 1960s. This developed into a lifelong career researching race, ethnicity and nationalism around the world. He was the Founding Editor of Ethnic and Racial Studies and has written numerous books and articles on the subject including  Racial Conflict in Global Society (Polity, 2014), which he co-authored with Polly S. Rizova.

Dennis M. Rutledge is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University. A Recipient of The Joseph S. Himes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Black Sociologists and The Du Bois-Johnson-Frazier Award from The American Sociological Association, he is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of thirteen books, including Race and Ethnicity: Comparative Theoretical Approaches (Wiley, 2003) with John Stone. He is a past President of the Association of Black Sociologists and formerly Editor of Elsevier’s Series on Research in Race and Ethnic Relations.

Anthony D. Smith is Professor Emeritus of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics, Honorary President of the  Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, and the Founding Editor of the journalNations and Nationalism. Among his many books in this fieldare The Ethnic Origins of Nations (Wiley, 1987); Nations and Nationalism in a Global Era (Polity, 1995); Ethnosymbolism and Nationalism (Routledge, 2009) and The Nation made Real (Oxford 2013).

Polly S. Rizova is Associate Professor of Management at Willamette University’s Atkinson GSM. Her research interests are in the areas of management of technological innovation, the effect of social networks on group and organizational performance, and in the study of Race and Ethnic relations and organizational diversity. She is the author of The Secret of Success: The Double Helix of Formal and Informal Structures in a R&D Laboratory (Stanford UP, 2007) and co-author of Racial Conflict in Global Society (Polity, 2014) with John Stone.

Xiaoshuo Hou is Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies and the Frances Young Tang '61 Chair in Chinese Studie at Skidmore College. Her publications include Community Capitalism in China: The State, the Market, and Collectivism (2013) and numerous articles on the economic and social transformation of contemporary Chinese society. She was also the Managing Editor on this project.

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